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+22-thousand pounds of food collected at Roanoke craft show

Published On: Oct 13 2013 01:36:49 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 13 2013 08:56:22 PM EDT

Many people kicked off fall at the festival at Roanoke Civic Center.

ROANOKE, Va. -

Fall is here!

And the change of season might be motivating you to change your surroundings.

There were a lot of things to help make that happen at the Craftsmen's Classic Art and Craft Festival.

More than 200-artists and craftspeople from across the country converged on the Roanoke Civic Center this weekend for the annual show.

Whether it was decorations, clothing or art- there was something for every taste and style.

"This show kinda kicks off the holiday season, so we see a lot of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items going out the door," explains Marketing Director Carly Gilmore. "And, also jewelry and pottery is always a favorite."

Sunday was the last day for the three-day show.

This event was also food drive for Feeding America Southwest Virginia food bank.

Any food donation got you in free.

Between Friday and Saturday, more 22-thousand pounds of food were collected.