Largest creative gift boutique of all Washington senior centers

This weekend the City of Kent is hosting the largest creative gift boutique of all the state’s senior centers with the 31st Annual Holiday Craft Market. This year’s event will be held at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. in downtown Kent. It begins Friday, November 3 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and concludes Saturday, November 4 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with shopping and holiday fun for two full days.

The popular juried show will feature 70 booths of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts, free on-site parking, the Figgy Pudding Café and Bake Sale, live holiday entertainment, and hourly door prizes, compliments of Craft Market artists. Admission to the craft market is free, and proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Kent Senior Activity Center. Call 253-856-5162 for more information.

The event is sponsored by Wesley Homes, Regence, Kent Reporter, United Healthcare, Sam’s Club, Stafford Suites and Providence.

Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington with a population over 127,000.  A culturally rich destination, Kent features captivating neighborhoods, award-winning parks and exceptional school districts. In recent years, Kent has experienced impressive economic growth, and is nationally known as a prime location for manufacturing. For more information, visit

[Source: Dana Neuts, Communications Consultant to the City of Kent]

Michelle Gehlman-Teeter

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