Lauterborn Blog Search

Monday, May 9, 2011

Crafty Creations Attract Mom’s Day Shoppers to Town Hall Green

Crafty Creations Attract Mom’s Day 
Shoppers to Town Hall Green
By Mike Lauterborn
(for Fairfield Citizen News)

Fairfield, CT – Amongst blossoming dogwoods and beneath a canopy of maple trees, people strolled about, visited with each other and eyed various merchandise displayed within white tents set up in rows in the clearing.

Held Saturday May 7, the 29th Annual Craft Fair sponsored by the Fairfield Woman’s Club attracted scores of local residents out enjoying the sunny weather and shopping for last-minute little somethings in advance of Mother’s Day. Over 50 vendors were onsite, from all over New England, with everything from jewelry, clothing and furniture to home decorative items and accessories. The Woman’s Club also offered baked goods and plants for sale.

“Booth rental fees and funds raised from our plant and bake sales go toward one $2,500 scholarship provided to a graduating senior at one of Fairfield’s two high schools,” said Debi Callan, co-president of the Woman’s Club. “This year the benefiting school is Fairfield Warde. Anything collected over the $2,500 goes to various charities like Fidelco Guide Dogs, Special Olympics, Relay for Life, the police department’s new K-9 Unit and more. We also give a drama award which this year was covered by a generous member of our Club.”

Reflecting on the Fair in general, Callan said, “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together, for kids to shop for their moms and to support some great causes.”

Exhibitor Lois Barker, of Jean Elton Studio, offering platters, cups and dinnerware, was glad to be returning for a second year. “We like to support local art and events,” she said. “All our items are handmade at our Fairfield studio. It’s a great day today and we hope people will turn out to shop, especially for their deserving moms.”

Bruno Miglietta, sitting amongst his decorative lawn and mobile creations, was also a return vendor. “I’ve exhibited here for many years,” he said. “It’s one of the best shows. People are very friendly and the show is well organized. I’m glad we have a nice day today.”

Leading around his three-year-old twins, Elena and Nathan, Fairfielder Chris Mach said he was passing by, saw some nice crafts and thought he could find something for mom for Mother’s Day. “When you get a nice day like this, it’s good to get out and mingle, and it gives mom a break,” he said.

Missy Seymour and her mom, Gaye, were browsing the Fair together. “I came here not only with my mom but my sister and our dogs, too,” she said. “It’s a great day to be out with the family and this is always a good fair. We’re just looking for anything of interest. There’s always a couple of unique and interesting booths and I brought a couple bucks for baked goods.”

No comments:

Post a Comment