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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.


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.