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Immovable Ministries host 4th Valentine's Day craft show

Immovable Ministries will host its 4th Annual Winter Valentine’s Day Craft & Vendor Show this weekend, featuring more than 30 vendors from Dickinson and surrounding states.

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Detailed, unicorn-themed cutout cookies, pictured above, are hand frosted and decorated by Sweet Pea Sugar Cookies LLC out of Baker, Mont., and will be featured at the Winter Valentine's Day Craft and Vendor Show Saturday at the Biesiot Activities Center in Dickinson. (Photo courtesy of Kelsey Doohen)

From tumblers to candles, more than 30 vendors will showcase their homemade and crafted products at this weekend’s Winter Valentine’s Day Craft and Vendor Show, which aims at boosting small town business in Dickinson.

The 4th Annual Winter Valentine’s Day Craft and Vendor Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Biesiot Activities Center in Dickinson and is free of charge. Hosted by Immovable Ministries, the craft show has already sold out with more than 30 vendors signed up. Vendors range from Color Street, Sweet Pea Sugar Cookies LLC to boutiques, sewing, soaps and pet supplies vendors. Immovable Ministries will also be selling traveling tacos and coffee drinks.

Co-event coordinator Tyler Doohen, who is a senior pastor and leader at Immovable Ministries, hopes this event will spur people to come and support local businesses.

“Our heart behind putting this vendor show on is small business,” Tyler Doohen said. “... We love to create opportunities for small businesses to thrive, and a vendor show is one way we can do that.”

Event proceeds will help benefit Immovable Ministries. Back in 2018, Tyler Doohen and his wife, Kelsey, began Immovable Ministries, which is a nonprofit Christian ministry that covers all across the state of North Dakota, helping young couples. Tyler Doohen said one of Immovable Ministries’ main goals is to offer pre-marriage counseling. The ministry does not act like a typical church, he said, adding that their main mission is to be creative in the services they offer.

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Typically, this craft show attracts approximately 250 people, Tyler Doohen said, noting that it all depends on the weather. Though the current weather forecast has been rather frigid, Tyler Doohen encourages all to come out if they’re able.

“We’ve been cooped up for 10 months plus and we’re creeping up on a year. Get your butts out of the house and especially for you tough North Dakotans because -3 (degrees) ain’t nothing to us,” Tyler Doohen said. “... We promise you’ll have a good time if you (come).”

Kelsey Doohen, co-event coordinator, said there’s something for everyone at the Winter Valentine’s Day Craft and Vendor Show. She noted that she always looks forward to the fellowship and camaraderie at the event.

“I just enjoy organizing the event and seeing all the people; I like seeing the community support. I’ve gotten to know a few vendors over the years from doing these shows, so it’s always fun to see them,” Kelsey Doohen added.

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Jackie Jahfetson is a former reporter for The Dickinson Press.
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