Kacy’s Krew to give back to Fair Haven Foundation with sixth annual event

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The sixth annual Fair Haven Art and Craft Market benefiting the Fair Haven Foundation will return from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 for the second year at Cornerstone Lutheran Church, 13450 E. 116th St. The event is in memory of Kacy Trick Meyer, who died of colon cancer and spent time at Fair Haven during her treatment.

Tricia Trick-Eckert, right, with her sister, Kacy, before she lost her battle to colon cancer in 2012. (Submitted photo)

“My family created this fundraiser in memory of my sister Kacy,” said Tricia Trick-Eckert, creator of Kacy’s Krew, which puts on the fundraiser. “Kacy stayed at one of the Fair Haven apartments when she was undergoing treatment for colon cancer.”

The Fair Haven Foundation provides housing near hospitals in downtown Indianapolis for patients and families facing life-threatening illness such as cancer, high-risk pregnancies and organ transplants.

“One of the things Kacy and I talked about is, we had been talking about how to give back to Fair Haven. It was something she felt strongly about,” Trick-Eckert said. “We didn’t get it started before she died, and I promised her I would give back to Fair Haven in her memory and in her honor, so that’s what we do, that’s why we do this, to help other families going through other life-threatening diagnoses.”

The art and craft market features vendors offering handmade items and a bake sale. Admission $1. Some vendors donate a portion of their sales to Kacy’s Krew. All Bake sale profits are donated to Kacy’s Krew.

“It grows a little bit every year. Tthere’s always something new and exciting,” Trick-Eckert said. “We are expecting 40 to 45 vendors with unique and interesting handmade and otherwise one-of-a-kind-type items. The bake sale is on vintage plates, and we sell out every single year. The baked goods are packaged on the plates, so it is all wrapped up together, so you kind of get a two for one.”

Raffle tickets will be sold for $1.

The market is Kacy’s Krew’s largest fundraiser. Last year, the organization raised $30,000. Trick-Eckert said the goal is to raise at least $15,000, which funds an apartment for one year.

Although it hasn’t been determined yet, Trick-Eckert said the group is working on organizing a lunch sale.

For more, visit fairhavenfoundation.com or the Kacy’s Krew and the Fair Haven Art & Craft Market Facebook page.

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