BLOOMFIELD — A craft fair today will give holiday shoppers a chance to buy gifts for two good causes.

The Bloomfield Police Athletic League and the BHS Cheerleaders will co-host the 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair at Bloomfield High School from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Profits from the event will be divided between the two groups. Half of the money raised will fund scholarships for the junior police academy and half will support Bloomfield High's cheerleading program.

Sixty-five vendors will be on hand selling everything from handmade crafts to baked goods.

"We have more vendors this year offering lots of one-of-a-kind gifts," said Cynthia Atencio, office manager for the Bloomfield police department. "There will be something for everybody."

"There will be delicious treats for every palate: chocolate fondue, homemade peanut brittle, green chili jelly, and the honey lady,' selling local honey, will be there, too," she said.

Shoppers can also choose from large assortments of jewelry, purses, candles, and even Tupperware sets.

Naomi Roberts, a crime scene investigator for Bloomfield police, will be on hand selling seasonally themed Tupperware containers.

"I will have lots of themed canister sets, some featuring Disney characters in snowy landscapes," she said.

When not investigating crime scenes, Roberts works with the police athletic league, a cause of which she is proud.

"Each item purchased really helps," she said. "The proceeds from the fair go to a great pair of causes.


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The one-day free event is located in the BHS north gym. For more information, call (505) 632-6311.