Community talent shines

Jean Morsen-Smith showcased a range of her famous bear paintings and more.


CREEDE—The Second Annual Creede Arts and Crafts Fair drew holiday shoppers and chocolate lovers to the Underground Mining Museum during the 29th Annual Creede Chocolate Festival on Nov. 23–24.
Working with wife Wendy, Bud Leggitt poured Belgian hot chocolate and sold woodwork. The Leggitts took over the museum three years ago and initiated the Arts and Crafts Fair in 2017. Seven vendors showcased painted and crafted wares, including Mineral County Sheriff Fred Hosselkus’ handiwork. Sheriff Hosselkus wanted to give his staff unique recognition a couple years ago, so he created belt buckles with the county logo. His craftsmanship has expanded to mix glass, antlers, and other materials today.
Vendors paid $20 each for an eight-foot table to display their wares.
The Finding Gems table featured polished and raw rocks worked into intricate jewelry and mounts. Linda Barber participated in the Creede “Scoop Chase” on Saturday and won a box of treats from Finding Gems.
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