Two women sitting at their booth during a farmer's market

The St. Louis Center residents are always looking for ways to help with the Center’s fundraising events. This year, they sold their handmade campfire bricks and dog treats at the Chelsea Farmer’s Market. They have donated some of these creations, along with handmade ornaments and notecards, to be auctioned off at the Fall Dinner Auction.

Campfire Bricks

This year many of the residents learned how to recycle paper and make camping bricks. They were a popular item that was sold at the Chelsea Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays.

Basket of handmade itemsJewlery

Lisa loves making beaded necklaces and bracelets. She often enters her work into the Chelsea Community Fair. She has even won blue ribbons in the past. Two of her pieces were included in the basket.

Dog Biscuits

As part of the supported employment and microenterprise training Haylie Moran has been working on this summer, the residents have also been making dog biscuits.


The residents in the day program enjoy making all sorts of things. Among them are salt dough ornaments that they give as gifts to staff and friends. Several are included in the basket. Watch for an announcement on the website for places to purchase ceramic ornaments that they are making during clay workshops with Curioouser Clay at the Center.


We all need a blank card from time to time to send a friend or loved one a note.

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