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Viewfinder: Prospect Heights Craft Fair at P.S. 9

Scenes from last Saturday's event.

gymnasium was filled with vendors parents and kids for the PTO's Third Annual Prospect Heights Craft Fair Saturday.

Nearly 1,000 people attended the event including not only families from the school but childless area residents as well many of whom were there to support the 44 local artists and food vendors at the fair, said Faye Rimalovski, one of the organizers.

The event is P.S. 9's largest fundraiser of the year, raising nearly $7,000 according to Rimalovski. Proceeds support P.S. 9’s arts programs, including art, dance and workshops with such groups as  (acrobatics), Studio in a School, and the Guggenheim Museum.

Besides the artisans, each class had a table to raise money for their classrooms. 

"One class had a lemonade stand, another class had jewelry, one class sold sachets, it was really nice," said Rimalovski.

Besides the crafts, the day also included events for children, most led by P.S. 9 parents, including a local children's book author Ellen Bari who did a reading from her book "Jumping Jenny." There was also live music, arts & crafts, and animated shorts.

"Everyone was entertained," Rimalovski said.

– Photos by Stephanie Keith, text by Amy Sara Clark.

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