Faire in the park
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.
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.