October 19, 2018
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More than 45 booths at Brewer Craft Fair and Bake Sale Saturday, Oct, 20 to benefit robotics team

Community Author: Tracy Hogan
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BREWER — Get your holiday shopping done early at Brewer High School Robotic Team Orange Chaos’s 6th annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the High School gymnasium at 79 Parkway South.

More than forty five local artisans and independent consultants will sell their products. There will be a wide variety of items from home knits/crochet goods, to soap, wooden items, hand made jewelry, hand painted bottles, paintings on canvas and organic personal care products. You’ll also find goods from Scentsy, Tastefully Simple. Tupperware, Avon, Color Street Nails, Pampered Chef, Thirty One pop up boutique, Tocara jewelry and more. A bake sale and robot demonstrations will be held throughout the Fair.

“I’m confident there is something for everyone on your gift list at this fair,” said Tracy Hogan, Robotics Team mentor. “The funds raised will enable the team to purchase equipment and tools as well as help offset travel costs.”

Contact Tracy Hogan for further details about the fair by calling or texting at 992-6571. You can also email her at tracyhogan@outlook.com.

For the seventh year in a row the robotics team earned a trip to the World’s Competition. They won first place at the Alliance WPI District Competition as well as the Quality Award for “machine robustness and concept in fabrication.” They were finalist at the Pine Tree Competition and won the Industrial Design Award which “celebrates form and function in a efficiently designed machine that effectively addresses the game challenge.” At the end of the New England Championship they were ranked 13th out of 209 teams in the New England District.

The BHS robotics program introduces students to STEM activities and careers while designing, building and programming a robot to compete in the global FIRST Robotics program. The team competes throughout New England each spring. The team has multiple outreach programs during the school year and summer including LEGO robotics activities with Middle school and Junior High students as well as robot demonstrations for various groups.