Published: September 13, 2012
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HEGINS - Eight new vendors are among the more than 200 artisans slated to show their wares at the 23rd Annual Hegins Valley Arts & Crafts Faire this Saturday.
Wire-wrapped jewelry, stained glass nativities, reversible aprons, wooden wine glasses and decorative hot plates are among the novel items available at this year's event. Held rain or shine, the crafts faire will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 15 at Hegins Park. The faire is free, but there is a $2 parking charge which benefits the Hegins Park Association.
Each year, the faire's popularity seems to grow.
Last year, proceeds from the event benefitted 12 different community organizations and $10,800 was distributed, the most ever, according to one of the coordinators Cindy Herring, Hegins.
New vendors include:
- Kay Verbecken, Harrisburg, jewelry, wire-wrapping, metal fabrication
- Denim DZign, Mary Ellen Long, Hellertown, purses and totes from recycled jeans
- RK Woodworking, Robert Kline, Turbotville, wooden wine glasses, wine bottle stoppers, yo-yos
- Designs by Dawn, Dawn L. Lisi, Millersburg, stained glass nativities and angels
- Alice's Aprons, Alice Morgello, Berwick, reversible aprons in adult, teen and children's sizes
- Sasha's Canine Bakery, Patricia Lanz, Minersville, dog treats
- Abby's PAWsteries Doggie Bakery, Angie Lucas, Hegins, dog treats
- Hot Plates, USA, Mark and Janice Panty, Etters, hot plates made using dried and natural ingredients placed into channels of plastic.
This year, Sheepberry Farm, of Halifax, operated by Terry and Christine Flanagan, will be holding a spinning and weaving demonstration on site with their animals. A wearable shawl will be produced and auctioned off at the faire. Tickets for the shawl will be sold for $1, with the drawing at 2 p.m. Visitors do not need to be present to win.
A variety of foods will be available throughout the day, beginning with breakfast at 7 a.m. The Circle of Friends' apple dumplings and dipped apples will be making a return.
Some new food suppliers are: Girl Scout Troop 31806, Dunkin donuts, muffins, coffee; Pitmasters, pulled pork BBQ, brisket, chicken k-bobs; Sacramento Community Fire Co., chili, walk-a-way tacos; Streetside Chill, LLC, gelato, sorbetto, beef sandwiches, frozen cheesecake, biscotti; and The Traveliing Curbside Grill, trail burgers, chicken steak, steak sandwiches, candy, snacks.