PITTSBURG — An arts and crafts fair brought non-profit and for-profit vendors together to share their crafts with the community Saturday.
Event organizer Steve Robb said he was happy with the turn-out and glad for the vendors who are making sales.
“There many sales for many of the vendors,” Robb said. “Many people are saying the vendors are selling quality merchandise.”
There were many types of vendors, some sold fudge, candles, antiques and collectables.
Candles by Dorsey received “Best in Show.” They had a live demonstration of how they made their candles. They make and sell water candles.
“We are really excited to be here selling smiles and laughs,” Chief financial officer for Candles by Dorsey Jessica Downs said. “We have only been doing this for two months!”
Downs said she made eight candles on a craft night with her family. She left her candles behind one day and her friend Jamaal Dorsey sold them while she was away. After that incident they decided to go into the candle selling business.
Having the event held inside Meadowbrook Mall people were able visit away from the cold — Saturday had a chilly morning.
“I’m glad it is inside, it was really chilly this morning,” Pittsburg resident Joel Gregory said. “There are lots of good stuff to look at.”
As part of the Coal Camp Creations fair, they tried resurrecting the Pittsburg Doo Dah Parade, an event where participants can dress up in costumes and children can decorate their bicycles.
Unfortunately, the April Fool’s Doo Dah Parade did not go as planned. Robb said the cause is most likely because many events were going on this weekend.
Robb said the auction is going on as planned 2 p.m. on Sunday at Meadowbrook Mall.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP.