Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:08 PM by Ben Trotter
Updated: Nov 24, 2012 6:19 PM
100 artists set up their booths, and showed their work at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds Friday morning, and by Saturday afternoon, much of what they were selling, was gone.
The 35th Annual 'Festival of the Arts', sponsored by, and benefiting The Help Center, a local 24-hour crisis hotline, wrapped up Saturday evening, but not before pulling in thousands of dollars.
Organizer Megan McGlothlen says that, in years past, the event has raised between thirteen and twenty-thousand dollars for the center.
So how do the artists feel about being the ones to lend a hand? Says artist Beth Uda, owner of Zazu's Stitch Art, "I think it's great, I'm happy to be a part of it. I know it's a great cause, I know that there are people out there that need to be helped."
The Help Center often deals with people with depression issues during the holidays. According to McGlothlen, "Say you're feeling down at the holidays, and you're not quite sure what's going on, you just are not feeling like yourself, the Help Center are the people to call."
If you or someone you know needs help or counseling, the help center's hotline can be reached at (406) 586-3333.