Ephrata's 43rd Annual Craft and Cruise Arts and Crafts Festivals Poster

Coming Soon: 43rd Annual Ephrata Craft and Cruise

I know September 10, 2016 is a bit of a ways off, but I will be participating in the 43rd Annual Ephrata Craft and Cruise Arts and Crafts Festival!  What will I be selling?  Hoops, of course!

I also hope to demo hooping by advertising times when I’ll be doing so.  Another idea I have is to leave a hoop out for the public to try and share.  I might even try busking!

I’m still brainstorming ideas for this, but mostly I’ll sell hoops, demonstrate, and have fun.

This is coordinated through The Art of Recycle, in Ephrata, PA, and they are still looking for crafty vendors.  They’ve got hooping covers, but if you have some other craft talents, why not apply?

Hooping at the Rec

Hooping has come closer to home for me!  On Tuesday, the Ephrata Recreation Center in Ephrata, PA started with Jenny Hill a six week session of her “Hoop Yourself Fabulous” class series.  Hooping has come to the Rec!

It was a packed class, too.  In fact, so packed the Rec staff is going to start giving us a larger space to work with.  It’s great to see such enthusiasm for hooping in a new place.

The class also caught the attention of BRC TV Cable 11 News, a local cable station news show, who ran a segment about the class on their night edition of the news later that Tuesday evening.  Here it is!

Jenny also had me model a move to the new hoopers and explain it to them.  That was a big boost for me.

The Ephrata Rec Center is still accepting participants for the class, if you’re interested.  Sign up here.  You’ll have to scroll down to see it.

Fifties Family Fun Night

The Ephrata Area Merchants Association‘s Fifties Family Fun Night was, well, fun!  There was a lot going on, tons of people, and many activities.

I want to congratulate the winners of the adult and kids hula hoop contests!  Everyone who came up and gave hooping a shot was great.

I do want to thank the Ephrata Area Merchants Association for having me there.  It was great getting exposure and for having me perform.

Thank you as well to Uncle Funky’s Thrift Shop in downtown Ephrata for helping me put together my outfit, and for Michelle at Details Hair Design in Ephrata for giving me a spiffy ’50’s updo.

I also want to thank my husband, Sam, for manning the hoop table and taking my picture.  Thanks, honey!


’50’s Theme Night

I’ll be at this wonderful event sponsored by the Ephrata Merchants Association.


Save the Date Friday July 17th for the Ephrata Family Fun Night with Grease movie and sing-a-long and 50’s Theme Tickets for the Movie are $5! More details coming soon!

Posted by Ephrata Merchants Association on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Talent Show Wrap-Up

The Ephrata Area Talent Show has come and gone.  I had a great time performing!  Pictures and video will be forthcoming.

What I did for the show was a simple hoop dance done to “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5.  It’s a great upbeat song that both kids and parents would know.

I want to thank all who came out to the show.  All of your applause and cheers at the end made me feel great!  I hope I put a smile on your face, too.

Reminder: Ephrata Talent Show

10648699_10204685830459357_6656829179941526859_oJust as a reminder that the Ephrata Area Talent Show is coming up on May 17, 2015.  I’m very excited!  See the above graphic for details.  Leave me a comment if you have any other questions about the show.

Upcoming Event: Ephrata Area Talent Show

See Jenn hoop at a free and family-friendly event!  Keep an eye out here for more details.  Be sure to mark your calendars!