Faire in the park

The Republican Herald - This Weekend - - Front Page - BY DANIEL P. PROSICK COPY EDI­TOR Con­tact the writer: dprosick@ re­pub­li­can­her­ald. com; 570- 628- 6002

More than 200 crafters and food ven­dors will de­scend on He­gins this week­end in an ef­fort to keep stom­achs full, cre­ativ­ity flow­ing and lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions’ cof­fers full.

The 28th an­nual He­gin­sVal­ley Arts& Crafts Faire will be held from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Satur­day at He­gins Park, at Stutz­man Drive and Park Lane. There is no cost to enter but park­ing will be $ 2, which will ben­e­fit the He­gins Park As­so­ci­a­tion. The event will be held rain or shine, with his­tory al­most al­ways fa­vor­ing the lat­ter.

Those­who ar­rive early will be treated to an all- you- can- eat break­fast at 7 a. m. The of­fer­ings in­clude ham, ba­con, eggs, home fries, pan­cakes, toast, egg sand­wiches, orange juice, cof­fee and milk, ac­cord­ing to He­gin­sVal­ley Arts& Crafts Faire Trea­surer Cindy Her­ring, amem­ber of 28 years.

The list of ven­dors is full at 230, with some no­table newones, in­clud­ing art fromBri­ana Jones, Ruther­ford, NewJersey, who makes crafts from pis­ta­chio shells; Mad Dog Farm, Blooms­burg, with gar­lic and black- gar­lic prod­ucts; Jon Fry, with cheese and beef sticks and C Glass Sis­ters, who make pic­tures out of sea glass found at the beach, Her­ring said.

The cap of 230 has re­mained for some years, Her­ring said, adding that due to weather wor­ries “some ( crafters) will can­cel, and I fill­with an­other crafter, and they’re sorry be­cause they could’ve come.”

“We have been for­tu­nate— it has never rained dur­ing our show,” Her­ring said.

Twenty- eight food ven­dors also plan to serve up a ver­i­ta­ble va­ri­ety of vict­uals, in­clud­ing Friends of the Tri- Val­ley Pool with bar­be­cue chicken; Val­ley View Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 575, loaded baked pota­toes and piero­gies; We Be Cheesin’ with gourmet grilled- cheese sand­wiches; Mr. Sticky sticky buns and other fare such as ap­ple dumplings, pret­zels, walk­ing tacos andDavid A. Lu­cas’ ket­tle soups.

The faire com­mit­tee hopes to give more than last year’s to­tal pro­ceeds, $ 14,000, to 13 lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions: Tri- Val­ley Pool; Trin­ity Lutheran Day Care; Tri- Val­ley Char­i­ties; Sacra­mento Fire Com­pany; Light Up The Town; He­gins Park As­so­ci­a­tion; He­gin­sAm­bu­lance As­so­ci­a­tion; He­gin­sVal­ley Fire and Res­cue; Tri- Val­ley Food Closet; Tri- Val­ley Free Pub­lic Li­brary; Christ­mas Out­reach; Lit­tle Bless­ings Day Care andVal­ley ViewPark As­so­ci­a­tion.

For­more in­for­ma­tion about the He­gin­sVal­ley Arts& Crafts Faire, call 570- 682- 9541 or 570- 682- 8181, or visit the faire’s page on Face­book.

JAC­QUE­LINE DORMER/ STAFF PHOTO

Wildlife artist Jef­frey Alan Hoff­man, Hal­i­fax, was one of the ven­dors at last year’s He­gins Val­ley Arts and Crafts Faire. This year’s show will be held from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Satur­day in He­gins Park.

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