Story last updated at 1:54 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2002

Annual Summer Street Fair on tap for Saturday
Staff report
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  Homer News file photo
Patrons buy and sell their wares at a recent Summer Street Fair.  
The annual shopping, eating and entertainment extravaganza -- the Summer Street Fair put on by the Homer Council on the Arts -- will open for business this Saturday in the Homer High School parking lot.

This year's fair includes an entire day of music as well as a fund-raising salmon bake that will kick off the Homer Library's capital campaign fund-raiser.

More than 90 arts and craft booths will be selling wares between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday including jewelry, pottery, hand-knitted items and many more.

"There's everything you will ever need," said Janet Bowen, Homer Council on the Arts director.

Food booths include Mexican fare as well as the American hamburger feast and the ever-popular ice cream booth.

Kids can treat themselves to face painting as well as other youth-oriented activities.

The Homer Council on the Arts will be raffling off a hand-made tea set for two, including a teapot, sugar vessel and creamer pitcher as well as two cups and a tray. Tickets for the raffle are $2 each or three for $5.

Entertainment includes Three-Legged Mule, The Rockwells, Michael and Jessica Schallock, Surfeit, a drumming circle and tap dancers as well as the Homer bellydancing group.

While people of all ages are welcome to the fair, Bowen said, canine companions should stay at home. As well, she asks that skateboarders, bikers and Rollerbladers stay out of the "business district."

For more information on fair activities, call 235-4288.