Archive for Monday, September 11, 2000

Lawrence art lovers endure heat

Annual arts and crafts event draws about 5,000 to South Park

September 11, 2000

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Soaring afternoon temperatures didn't deter too many people from attending Lawrence's 21st annual Arts and Crafts Festival Sunday in South Park.

Lawrence Parks and Recreation special events supervisor Duane Peterson said 105 vendors were able to set up and present their wares for nearly 5,000 people.

Eugenia and Bill Bryan, Lawrence, look at a necklace at the arts
and crafts festival in Lawrence. The two were looking at items
Sunday at Lawrence resident Tom Wells' crafts booth.

Eugenia and Bill Bryan, Lawrence, look at a necklace at the arts and crafts festival in Lawrence. The two were looking at items Sunday at Lawrence resident Tom Wells' crafts booth.

"It went real well. Towards the latter part of the afternoon, people started to leave, but with the heat and all that was pretty good," he said.

A high temperature of 101 degrees tested the patience of some, but vendor Mary Ann Puckett said she was still pleased with the sales of her doll clothing.

"It was hot this afternoon, I didn't think I was going to make it but there was people out even then," Puckett said.

"This was my first year and I had never sold my doll clothes before. We've decided we'll do it again."

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