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      Crafters kick off the Holidays

      People in the Munising area have a chance to start their holiday shopping at the first ever Munising Holiday Celebration Kick Off Friday. The event brings together local artists and crafters inside the Central U.P. Visitors Center. The Holiday Kick Off also features a silent auction that benefits the Alger County Animal Shelter. The items in the auction are paddles featuring hand crafted designs of local artists.

      "It is a great way to jump start the holiday shopping, they'll see many unique items, one of a kind, that are only going to be available here, we're also offering gift wrapping and so it's just a really fun time," said Brenda Kelley, Organizer.

      The Holiday Kick Off started Friday, but also runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are cookies and refreshments there as well. There is a website for the auction, you can find that by clicking here.