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With more than 60 vendors this year, the customers who braved the chilly weather were guaranteed to find something they liked at this year’s MOPs craft fair.

MOPs craft fair a success

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm

On the Saturday after St. Patrick’s day, March 22, the Pike County Mothers-of-Preschoolers (MOPs) group hosted their annual Craft Fair.  The day started with 58 tables set up inside and seven vendors outside. With the weather being a little chilly, the shopping crowd was a bit down from prior years, but the customers who did come out were surprised at how much variety there was. Everything from the home business

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