At the nearby craft fair, several vendors had items or food to sell. A long line was visible at KP’s Kettle Corn, where mother and son Barb and Brandon Snov looked after customers. One of the tables at the fair was for Michele Ramos-Burrows’ company Mix’s Glass Works, which featured various pieces of glass and soaps.
Ramos-Burrows said business was going well on Saturday and that she had attended a few shows this summer, adding that she had only done “one or two” events last year due to COVID-19. She thinks that the lack of events has reduced the opportunities for people to buy handicrafts, so she thinks people are happy to go out and buy such items again.
“I think people miss this handmade item,” she said.
Sue Clark’s operation, SueC Strings, in another part of the fair, featured hand-woven jewelry featuring creatures such as spiders and dragons. At one point, she showed Emma Wisniewski and her mother, Jen, a white necklace with a locket and a crescent moon. They then bought the necklace.
Jen’s husband and Emma’s father Steve ate fudge with their son Graham. The Wisniewski said they were unable to attend many events over the past year due to the outbreak. Steve and Jen recalled that the last craft fair they attended was over a year ago.
“It’s nice to be outside again and see the normal,” Steve said. “And to do a 4th of July the right way, not just (be) home on your own by doing a 4th of July.”