Vocational News: Latham adults enjoy success at Harwich craft fair

It has been a busy and rewarding summer for Latham’s Vocational Services Program participants. Earlier this month, four of our adult residents showcased their handcrafted (and home-grown) items at the Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival Craft Fair at Brooks Park. “It was a successful craft show for our residents; they earned money for their specialty items and had opportunities to meet people from near and far,” commented Maura Smith, Director of Vocational Services. Maura said so many of the people who visit the Latham craft booth enjoy hearing our artisans’ stories about how they create their crafts, as well as learning about Latham Centers’ programs.

For Warren, an organic farmer and artisan, the highlight of the day was selling out of the organic produce he grew in his garden (thanks in part to some plant donations from Agway of Cape Cod). Special thanks to staff member Christine MacDonald for supporting our residents at the craft fair, as well as volunteer Olivia Duarte, a Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School student who has been helping our crafters with money management and inventory tracking as part of her National Honor Society community service project.

Save the date for the next Latham craft booth at the 2018 Yarmouth Seaside Festival at Joshua Sears Memorial Field in South Yarmouth on Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th. A holiday pop-up craft event is also planned for December.

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