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What a beautiful setting for the many crafters and discerning patrons alike with spring blossoms, shady trees and the Feather River rushing by. Photo by Gregg Scott

Chester Rotary sponsors annual craft fair

The Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair is held annually in Chester Park on Memorial Day weekend. Photo by Gregg Scott

By Gregg Scott

Staff Writer

The Memorial Weekend Arts and Crafts Fair sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chester, was once again a big hit with the Almanor Basin community and beyond. This event, held at the Chester Park, has been a community staple for many years. It is unique because all the wares offered by the crafters are handmade by the artisans. Everything from beautiful wood furniture items to custom made 1776 American Flags, hand blown glass, fine jewelry, otherworld lighting and whimsical paintings of an active Bear family’s adventures. Of course, there is always the ever-popular Kettle Korn booth and the Rotary Club’s Duck Race Ticket Booth. The weather had a few folks worried, but it turned out just fine, besides, the Almanor Basin has that “Mountain People” kind of attitude.

These handmade tables, benches and chairs are a fine example of the craftsmanship at the event. Photo by Gregg Scott
The diverse talents of the crafters are obvious with numerous scenarios like this one of an adventurous bear family. Photo by Gregg Scott
The Chester Rotary booth is the kick-off of ticket sales for the Great Feather River Duck Race that funds several High School scholarships for Chester and Westwood. Five dollars will sponsor a duck in the race and the first three ducks to cross the finish line win cash prizes of $1000, $500 and $250 respectively. Photo by Gregg Scott
What better way to enter the park than to be greeted by 1776 American Flags. Photo by Gregg Scott

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