Tuckahoe Street Fair set for Saturday

Everyone is invited to celebrate the 24th annual community arts and crafts day as area friends and neighbors showcase their handiwork at the Tuckahoe Street Fair this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bellwood’s Excelsior Firehall.
The emphasis of the community fair is handmade arts and crafts and craft demonstrations.
The Civil War re-enactors will have an encampment in the field across from the fire hall. They will be selling homemade soups and bread.
The fire company will also have its kitchen open for breakfast and lunch.
At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., entertainment will be provided by the drumming group, Sticks and Stools. This group is made up of talented young men who have a very entertaining act, playing stools.
Sweatshirts and quilts along with arts, crafts and all types of baked goods including cakes, pies, cookies and candy will be available at the fair.
Arts and crafts featured will be ceramics, wood crafts, quilts, baskets, candles, floral arrangements, painted items, dolls, needlework and machine stitched projects.
The Tuckahoe Street Fair committee will once again have theme baskets, which will be raffled off.
Also available will be raffle tickets for a beautiful quilt, made by the Bellwood Quilting Bees.
The drawing for these two items will be held at 3:45 p.m. Individuals need not be present to win.
The Bellwood Quilting Bees will sponsor a quilt show and exhibition. The show will be held at the Logan Valley United Presbyterian Church, located across from the fire hall.
The Swinging Squares will provide entertainment at noon as they square dance for all those in attendance.
There will be a variety of items available at this year’s event with over thirty vendors signed up to participate.
Some items available include scarves, lighted garland, fall items, various sewn items, handcrafted cards, beeswax, jewelry, quilts and quilted items, country lighted angels and mailboxes, country decor, pillows and pillow covers, baby quilts, fleece hats and scarves, wall hangings, table runners, place mats, homemade afghans, baby bibs, wedding and baby books, wood crafts, votive candles, floral items, ceramics, fall and winter lighthouses, ghosts, pumpkins, snowmen, ornaments and much more. There will also be mums and pumpkins available.
Several food vendors will be set up throughout the day including the U.S. Armed Forces Mothers who will sell baked goods, soups and meatball sandwiches, along with military items.
Other food available will be available such as Italian sausage sandwiches, pies, cookies, fudge and more.
Mary Brunner of The Bellwood-Antis Historical Society will be setting up a table for the society as well as for Soldiers Angels.
Also, a booth will be set up for Monica’s Heart Greyhounds to provide information on greyhound adoption and Rick Beatty will have an information the Hope Center.
The fair will be held rain or shine so stop by for a bite to eat and enjoy the crafts and displays at this year’s street fair.