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— While arts and crafts fairs were being held across the region, a new fair was held right here in Gentry. Numerous crafters and vendors showed and sold their work in the large barn-shaped pavilion next door to the Chicken Coop Flea Market in Gentry.

The local fair, which began last week and continue through Sunday, was started by the Chicken Coop to give local residents more options and a place to go close to home. Store owner Melissa Graef said this is the first of many arts and craft fairs to come. Plans are already underway for a spring arts and crafts fair.

Graef recently completed the large pavilion, and it is was filled with vendors for most of the weekend. Inside her shop, more vendors displayed and sold their wares - everything from crafts, antiques, coins, vintage lighting, dishware and other collectible items.

Graef is hoping that the arts and crafts fair will draw people from the immediate area but also from the surrounding region. Many already come to Gentry to visit her shop and the other flea-market-type shops along Gentry’s Main Street to see all the new old things offered for sale.

More information on the arts and crafts fair is available by calling the Chicken Coop Flea Market at 736-2255. The store also has a Web site at www.chickencoopgentry.com.

News, Pages 1 on 10/21/2009

Print Headline: Arts, crafts fair held in Gentry

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