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Island Lake gets crafty with 27th annual holiday fair

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  • Libertyville resident Sylvia LeJeune looks at ornaments made by North Suburban Carvers during Island Lake's 27th annual Holiday Craft Fair Sunday at the Island Lake Village Hall. The fair featured almost 45 vendors offering crafts, jewelry, gifts, clothing and more. On Sunday, Santa Claus met with children and adults alike to spread holiday cheer.

       Libertyville resident Sylvia LeJeune looks at ornaments made by North Suburban Carvers during Island Lake's 27th annual Holiday Craft Fair Sunday at the Island Lake Village Hall. The fair featured almost 45 vendors offering crafts, jewelry, gifts, clothing and more. On Sunday, Santa Claus met with children and adults alike to spread holiday cheer.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Five-year-old Conor Cook of Prairie Grove gives Santa Claus (Island Lake Trustee Keith Johns) a high-five Sunday during Island Lake's 27th annual Holiday Craft Fair. The fair featured almost 45 vendors offering crafts, jewelry, gifts, clothing and more.

       Five-year-old Conor Cook of Prairie Grove gives Santa Claus (Island Lake Trustee Keith Johns) a high-five Sunday during Island Lake's 27th annual Holiday Craft Fair. The fair featured almost 45 vendors offering crafts, jewelry, gifts, clothing and more.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Crafter Mike Sikorski works on a sign at Wooden It Be Crafty during Island Lake's 27th annual Holiday Craft Fair Sunday at the Island Lake Village Hall. The fair featured almost 45 vendors offering crafts, jewelry, gifts, clothing and more. On Sunday, Santa Claus met with children and adults alike to spread holiday cheer.

       Crafter Mike Sikorski works on a sign at Wooden It Be Crafty during Island Lake's 27th annual Holiday Craft Fair Sunday at the Island Lake Village Hall. The fair featured almost 45 vendors offering crafts, jewelry, gifts, clothing and more. On Sunday, Santa Claus met with children and adults alike to spread holiday cheer.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Island Lake's 27th annual Holiday Craft Fair, a two-day event featuring vendors selling jewelry, ceramics, wood items, tote bags, soaps and other goods, wrapped up Sunday.

Proceeds from the event, held at Island Lake village hall, will benefit the village's parks and recreation department, which provides adult and children's classes for the community throughout the year.

Santa Claus also took part Sunday, meeting with children and adults alike to spread holiday cheer.

The event also featured a bake sale, snacks and lunch sponsored by the Creative Playtime Department and local community groups.

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