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A Virtual Fair In The Square

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Ruth Lepp was planning to sell netted crystal pendants like this one.
Ruth Lepp was planning to sell netted crystal pendants like this one.

The annual Fair in the Square does a lot of things for a lot of folks in town. It helps many of our civic and religious organizations keep their programs in the public eye and do a bit of fund raising. Residents use it as showcases for their businesses, which are often home-based.  With the Fair cancelled, here’s how you can get some of the things they had brought to show and sell.

First Congregational Church will have crafts from developing nations available for sale at the church on Sunday, December 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, December 9, and Thursday, December 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The crafts include jewelry, baskets, soapstone and wooden items, candles, scarves, musical instruments, and novelties. The church, which is located at 19 Church St., will also handle gift donations to Habitat for Humanity, the Heifer Project, Bridge of Faith and, of course, First Congregational itself.

Long-time Verona resident Ruth Lepp had planned to sell the gemstone and crystal jewelry she makes with a friend Catherine Drescher, like the pendant pictured here. You can find Ruth’s work at Trend Coffee Bar & Boutique, located at 636 Bloomfield Ave. in town, as well as at Goddess in Eden in Montclair. This store, located at 74 Church Street in Montclair, will be having a holiday open-house on Tuesday, December 22 from noon to 7 p.m. and owner Robin Mansfield invites everyone to attend. If you want a custom piece, call Ruth at (973) 239-8850.

Verona Pack 32 has some living trees and sprays. The trees are $24 each and the sprays are $20 apiece. To get them, e-mail scout leaders Walter Koroluk or Tom Szybist.

Another Verona resident, Mark Eulie, is lucky enough to have a product that isn’t perishable.  He sells 911 Medical ID cards, a thin USB drive that can store all your medical information.  He was planning to offer to load a New Jersey living will and medical directive onto cards sold at the Fair for just $3 more than the card’s regular price. If you’re interested, go to his Web site and order the regular card for $29.99 with Promo Code ME12 or the card with the Living Will and DNR on it for $32.99 with  Promo Code VFS.  Mark says both promo codes provide free shipping.

If your company or group has Fair in the Square items to sell or events to promote, drop us an e-mail to let us know.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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