Craft market founded by SM West student offering holiday deals through Dec. 31

At least 1,500 people came out to do their local shopping at The KC Local Holiday Market at Lenexa's Thompson Barn last Saturday. The event featured dozens of local vendors and artisans who are still offering holiday deals at the Market's online shop through Dec. 31. Photo credit Leah Wankum.

The Thompson Barn in Lenexa was quite a sight last Saturday, as shoppers bustled around at The KC Local Craft Fair’s first in-person holiday market.

Organized and led by SM West senior and budding businessman Aidan Hall, the KC Local Holiday Market drew at least 1,500 shoppers who were eager to support local businesses and get some of their holiday shopping done.