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The original partners of Briggs Motley Promotions are Chris Volz, center, and Sherrie Thein, right. When Volz retired, Thein’s daughter, Janine Hubbard, left, joined the business. The business is celebrating 40 years at the fall Clara City Arts and Craft Show this weekend. Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf

Fall Arts show this weekend marks 40th anniversary for Briggs Motley Promotions


WILLMAR — The Clara City Fall Arts and Craft Show this Saturday marks a milestone for its organizers Briggs Motley Promotions, who are celebrating their 40th year in business.

Briggs Motley started with two young Clara City women who thought they could put on an OK craft show. Some other women had done a show in town previously but when they left, “We decided to pick it up,” said Sherrie Thein of Clara City.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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