A nice breeze blew off Loy Lake and rustled the leaves on the trees that shaded the 14 homes at Frontier Village Saturday as shoppers and crafts people mixed and mingled at the village’s second Spring Craft Fair.
The event had more than a dozen vendors offering everything from books to makeup and jewelry to crispy turkey legs.
Monica Hughes, an elementary school teacher in Denton, was part of the craft fair.
“I think it’s really neat,” Hughes said of the historical park before adding she has never been invited to sell her books inside a historical park like the one at Frontier Village before. “I am a part of a Facebook site called DFW Vendors and so I saw a listing for the Spring Fair.”
Hughes said she decided it was worth a drive up to see what the whole thing was about. She said usually she sells on closed city streets. Her wares are actually two books that she wrote specifically for kindergarteners.
Frontier Village President Charla Harris said the money raised by the event will be used to repair the homes on the site.
“We are in the process of rechinking the log cabins,” Harris said.
Hughes was not the only one there selling books. Local author Natalie Bauman made her second appearance at Frontier Village with a whole array of books about local historical folks.
Bauman said she was anticipating another good day of selling books. Last year, she said she had a good day at the sale and attributed that success to the way the Frontier Village organizers picked vendors and marketed the event.