REPORTING · 11th April 2010
The annual Spring Craft and Business Fair took place at Riverlodge on Saturday, April 10th. Before noon, it had not been as busy as usual, but they hoped it would pick up.
“We have 81 tables sold in all, which is ten short from years in the past,” said Marcy Rice. We have workers, potters, quilters, we have lots of jewelry, tons of jewelry, painters and the food fair.”
This year, Uplands Nursery had a noticeable presence by putting on gardening workshops through out the day on perennials, pruning, low maintenance plants and hanging baskets.
A welcoming garden with a pond less waterfall sat near the entrance to the craft fair. Artist Quinton Freeman of Uplands Nursery had put it together as a demonstration. He expressed the pond less water fall was low maintenance, attracted birds and, because the water was always flowing, did not attract mosquitoes. The waterfall took a day to set up but will only remain outside Riverlodge during the craft fair.
Businesses that were attracted to the craft fair included Kid’s Treasures, Instabank, a landscaping business and three different beauty groups.
Artist Quinton Freeman and his outdoor display of the pondless waterfall
Artist Summer Breeze and her indoor display of art.