Students and faculty sell creative items at market

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    TCU students and faculty members sold and displayed handmade arts and crafts at the Community Farmers Market and Art Festival outside Sadler Hall Wednesday.

    “It gives people on campus a chance to come together in the community and display and sell their handmade things,” Keri Cyr, coordinator and assistant director of transitions with Student Development Services, said.

    Senior sociology major Stesha Colby attended with her “Quilt for Matthew,” a project for university student Matthew Smith who was injured during a motorcycle accident earlier this semester. Colby gave students the opportunity to decorate part of the quilt. 

    “The project is coming to an end, and we just wanted Matt to know that the student body is behind him during his recovery,” Colby said.

    Clare Taylor, who works in the Mary Couts Burnett Library loan department, was selling handmade gift bags made of cracker and cereal boxes.

    “I wanted to support the university,” Taylor said. “It’s to build community.”

    Jacqueline Morgan, a junior Masters of Divinity student, said she was there on behalf of her church, First Christian Church of Irving.

    “All the art projects are made by the youth group, and they are selling them to help support their mission trip to Austin,” Morgan said.

    “I’ve participated in the Farmers Market before, and I think it’s a great way to demonstrate your creativity,” Rachel Hopper, assistant director for Housing and Residence Life, said. 

    Hopper said she was selling refurnished and repurposed furniture.

    “Many of the faculty, students and staff come by, and it’s just a good way to interact with [everyone],” Hopper said. “You get to meet people and sell your items, too.”