Scrapping convention offers new digital class

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 17, 2006

NATCHEZ &8212; The Scrap-N-on the River convention will be July 27, 28 and 29 at the Natchez Convention Center.

Pam Frank, founder of the event, said more people and more vendors are signed up to attend the convention, her second to organize.

The convention is organized to provide everyone an opportunity to attend, beginning at 3 p.m. on July 27 and continuing to midnight; and open from 9 a.m. to midnight on July 28 and 29.

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New this year is digital scrapbook making, which will be a hands-on computer class. Scrapbook Max, the company that makes the software, has donated the software to the silent auction.

The silent auction will include &8220;a number of nice items,&8221; Frank said. All the proceeds from the auction will go to breast cancer research.

Frank said she hopes the event will grow each year. She looks at it as a way to help the Natchez economy.

Working with tourism officials, she found out that events such as hers have tremendous economic impact on the community.

The general public &8212; those who have not registered for the convention &8212; may attend the convention for $5 entrance fee. This allows access to all the scrapbook and paper crafts vendors.