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Crosby Expo pulls in locals

By Don Springer

The Crosby-Huffman Chamber received compliments from vendors and visitors alike for the 2012 Crosby Expo. There were 117 vendors and non-profits who participated in the Expo and Chamber representatives said they had a waiting list this year from others who applied too late to get booth room. Winner of the Grand Prize, over $500 in cash and gifts, was Diane Allen of Huffman. This prize was provided by the Chamber and other businesses. To be eligible to win, one received a 2012 Attendance Card and had it initialized by a representative of each of the 117 booths.

The Crosby Expo was a social gathering. “I haven’t seen some of these people since the 2011 Expo and I am enjoying visiting with them as I a take a break from my own table, said a table sponsor. “I enjoy that as well as greeting people who visit my booth.”

The participants included chamber members and non-members as well. All of participants enthusiastically greeted the Expo visitors and offered words about their organization. Many provided guests with small give-away items and some offered one or more items for free drawings to be held later in the day.

“We have had a good day. This is what the Chamber of Commerce is all about. This is what the Chamber should be doing and this is what we are doing,” said Glenda Logston, President of the local Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce. Her enthusiasm had been generated this past Saturday at the conclusion of the Consumer Expo inside Crosby High School. She joined the Chamber in August as its first full-time paid president.

The Expo filled the school Commons Area, continued into the hallways leading to the North and South entrances and had booths down the hallways in two other areas. It appeared to be the largest expo of the four held over the past years, both in numbers of participants and visitors.

Organizations and individuals participating in the 2012 event travelled from Liberty, Dayton, Humble, Highlands, Baytown, Atascocita, Porter, and Beach City in addition to Crosby and Huffman.