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2-day Marion event draws 100+ vendors

Staff writer

Nearly 100 vendors will be selling their wares Saturday and Sunday at Central Park during Marion’s Art in the Park and Craft Show.

New vendors this year include father and daughter Chris Roszel and Monica Leonard of Burrton. They sell marble board games, walking sticks, peppernut cutters that cut 10 cookies at a time, lighted garlands, shadow boxes, and triangular peg games such as used at Cracker Barrel restaurants.

They have been selling their creations for seven years, but not at many craft fairs.

Previously, Roszel set up a booth at a craft fair in Salina. Both also set up booths at craft fairs in Newton and Pretty Prairie.

Roszel said his peppernut cutters are so popular that many people call him to buy them.

“We’ve gone to Hillsboro and have seen theirs quite a bit” Roszel said. “My wife and I drove to Marion last year on a Sunday and looked it over. We liked it. We thought it was nice and shady.”

Kristin Mauck of Goessel will sell sensory bottles.

Clarine Hibler of Strong City, returning from Chingawassa Days, will sell vinyl signs on antique windows.

Jeffrey Hansen of Abilene will sell hand painted ceramics and ready-to-paint items.

Hours for the Art in the Park and Craft Show will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Last modified Sept. 14, 2023