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Crafters show off wares at Wyngate

Caleb Miller of South Point was selling plaques made from creek bed rocks at the farmers market and craft sale at the Wyngate at RiversEdge in Rome Township on Saturday.

Caleb Miller of South Point was selling plaques made from creek bed rocks at the farmers market and craft sale at the Wyngate at RiversEdge in Rome Township on Saturday.

 

ROME TOWNSHIP — Caleb Miller followed his brother’s example of taking river rock and carving on it.

“We had a dog and he died, and my brother took stone and engraved it in his memory,” Caleb said.

Now Caleb is engraving rocks with important sayings and selling them with part of his proceeds going to Operation Christmas Child.

Caleb was showing off his skills at the inaugural Farmers Market at Wyngate at RiversEdge in Rome Township on Saturday.

He also sells them at his South Point home and at Pratt’s Greenhouse outside Chesapeake.

There were 20 crafters selling items they had made along with Collins Career Center students selling tomato plants. Among the crafters was Joyce Gregory from Huntington, showing off her soupbowl quilts for cups going into the microwave.

“This is about our being part of the neighborhood,” Julie Poff, Wyngate activities director, said.