UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Utica Police Department and Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers have announced a ‘Basket Raffle Fundraiser’ on Saturday, October 8th, inviting residents and businesses to attend and donate.

The event is scheduled to take place at the Parkway Recreation Center from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with around 60 local vendors and food trucks planned to be on site. There will be lots of baskets to put your tickets in for, a Utica PD Police Car for viewing, as well as the Oneida County Child ID presented by the Sheriff’s Office.

Donations from local crafters and vendors will also be raffled off and the UPD is welcoming any last-minute donations from local area businesses and residents who may be interested in helping. Please contact Rose Mizgala Crowley on messenger, email – rosebudmiz19@gmail.com or call/text 315-525-8863.

Food Trucks that will be there:

  • Louie Zeina with The Grapevine Restaurant
  • Food Zone (Filipino Food) Annabelle Black
  • Zeta’s Eatery Z Platt
  • The Early Bird Eatery – breakfast, coffee & desserts

Current Vendors:

  • 15 Direct Sales Spots
  • 45 Craft Spots
  • Kelly Warren
  • Scentsy
  • Mari-Lou Paul – Happy Hands Crafts (mugs, tumblers, clocks, and home decor)
  • Mary Kent – baby items, musical carousel
  • Gail Schmoke – aprons, baby items, water bottles, cups, scrubbies, towels
  • Donna Powers – personalized magnets, key rings, pins
  • Kathy Gorres – Steuben Art Works – laser engraved American Flags, engraved acrylic
  • Lauri Edick – Gigis Perfections – tumblers, signs, engraved cutting board, ornaments, and misc. wood crafts
  • Adrienne Sniezek – Mary Kay – Skin Care
  • Mary-Gee Estes – Home Sweet Barns Creative Creations – woodburned plaques, resin objects, jewelry
  • Pamela Campbell – Unique for Baby – baby blankets, bibs, burp clothes, misc.
  • Mary Potter – Pure Romance by Mary – lotions, lingerie, bath, and beauty
  • Kimberly Combs Closson – Paparazzi $5 Jewelry
  • Alexa Drake – For Keeps – Customizable Jewelry
  • Nicole Henkle – Together Crafts – keychains, Shadow light box, homemade mugs, memory items, small & large signs
  • Brenda Thorna – Whistle Post Creations – Stenciled Signs and Home Décor
  • Brittany Lyszczarz – Crafts by Britt – Tumblers, Keychains, Pop Sockets, and Glitter Pens
  • Karen L. Quattro – Lazy Cat Creations – Deco Mesh, Tablecloths, Wreaths, Pizza Pan Decor & Wooden Items
  • Terri Silverman – Grateful Heart Jewelry Design – Wire Wrapped Jewelry, Aromatherapy Jewelry & Fairy Houses
  • Kimberly Rubino Schultz – Party Time Mixes (DipDivas) and the Gourmet Cupboard!
  • Diane Mathews – Paper Crafts & Cards
  • Nancy Dill Designs (Two Spots) – Home Decor – All Hand Made
  • Sharon Corabi – Scarf Necklaces/Magnetic End Caps & Jewelry
  • MaryAnn Kent Crafts – Plastic Canvas
  • Fiddlehead Fern Apothecary – All natural cold – process soaps, salves, balms, scrubs, and creams. (As well as other non-toxic items)
  • Mary Engell – Pampered Chef
  • Ruth Kuryla – SYC Maille – Chaimmaille Jewelry & Accessories
  • Brenda Smith Coon – Brenda’s Brick Babies
  • Laura Slocum – Laura’s Lockets
  • Patricia Cummings – Craig Crochet & Macrame
  • Tanya Moore – Norwex
  • Terrie Slocum – Terrie’s Tie Dye
  • Shannon Schoff Cushman (2 Spots) – From the Attic Antiques & Furniture – Tin Signs, Kids Toys, Pocket Knives, Socks, Hats
  • Phyllis Simon – Handmade Fabric Totebags
  • Gail DeArmond – Gail’s 5 Gems (ring bombs) – Jewelry (rings, necklaces, bracelets)
  • Vanessa Stacks – Sweet Treats – Hot Cocoa Bombs, Chocolate Covered Items, Cake Pops
  • Kim Rieppel – Thirty- – Totes, Thermals, etc.
  • Valerie Cognetto – Valerie Rene Creations – Handmade Jewelry
  • Susan Baron – C&N Treasures – Lucky Bamboo Plants
  • Sharon Wisbey – Sharon’s Creations – Baked Goods, Acrylic & Alcohol Ink Crafts
  • Nanette Malagese – Petals by 2 Hons – Handcrafted Flowers, Dye Sublimation Socks, 3D Items
  • Amy Crossman – Tupperware
  • Danette Sosso – Danny Dee’s Sweets and Things – Homemade Cookies