Garden Club’s annual Craft Fair offered a variety of wares

Beautiful items were featured at the Avon Garden Club's annual Craft Fair. CHRISTIN NICE / THE COAST STAR

AVON-BY-THE-SEA – More than 70 vendors set up shop along the boardwalk between Woodland and Lincoln avenues to take part in the annual Craft Fair, sponsored by the Avon Garden Club, Saturday, July 8.

With many heading to the beach to soak up some sun, participants saw a full day of activity as residents, both full time and summer visitors, showed their enthusiasm for the various crafts, antiques and other items on sale.

“We like to support the Garden Club and have always done fine selling our memorabilia,” Janice Scrabis, of the Avon Historical Society, said.

“This is about our fifth year here and it is always a big day. It is very well done and this is such a wonderful town and [the fair] is very much appreciated by visitors and residents that summer here.”

From bedding essentials such as sheets and pillows to summer necessities such as sunglasses and hats, the craft fair offered something for shoppers of all ages to enjoy.

“This is our third year here and it always goes really well,” Lois Kossoff, who sold items including shampoo, nail polish and other hair care products, said.

“Everyone is always very nice here. It is a lovely, beautiful beach town and everything always works out well so we enjoy taking part in the fair.”

Items seen on display from the vendors also included fine handpainted glassware, jewelry, sports paraphernalia, paintings, animal figurines, dolls, clothing and much more.

“This is my first time here so I am excited and things have been going well,” Terry Paecher, who sold handcrafted seashell wind chimes, said.

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