Special to the E-T

Tarleton State University and residents of the surrounding communities are invited to check one more item off their holiday to-do list by shopping at the university's 17th annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Showcase.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the Barry B. Thompson Student Center ballrooms.?Fifty vendors will gather in one convenient location to sell items such as Christmas decorations, handmade jewelry, home décor, children's clothing, hair accessories, fudge and much more.?Proceeds from the sale of vendor tables support Tarleton's Staff Council Employee Scholarship program.??