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Larry Haskett and Evelyn Sanborn are cranking up wreath production in advance of the annual “Hard Candy Christmas Arts and Crafts Show” set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27, at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center.

The annual “Hard Candy Christmas Art and Crafts Show” is coming to Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27.

Jackson County natives Larry Haskett and Evelyn Sanborn are cranking up their wreath-making project. The cutting and trimming of Fraser firs begins the first of November on their mountain farm in the Canada area of Jackson County.

It is an all hands on deck event with family and friends each weekend. Each wreath is stored in the shade by the creek to stay fresh and hydrated until show time. A mixture of cones, contrasting evergreens and native plants enhance each creation. A handmade bow tops the finished product. Shoppers often drive long distances to get a “Larry Wreath” for their home.

Their display will be outside the Ramsey Center this year. Ninety other craftsmen and artists will be showing and selling their original creations.

Pottery, woodcraft, quilting, rag-rugs, dolls and ornaments will be for sell.

Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 12 are admitted free. Free parking and concessions are available.

For more information visit www.MountainArtisans.net or  contact Doris Hunter at djhuner155@gmail.net.