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Lemon Bay Historical Society
Cracker Fair - 2008

This event was held on February 9, 2008 on 
Dearborn Street in Englewood Florida.


Bernie Reading captures the history and events of early Englewood
in his book Love, Laughter, Ice Cream & Whiskey 


A quck walk around the fair allowed me to capture these images
of the sponsors and vendors that participated in this event.
Please support your local small businesses and non-profit organizations
and remember to Shop Englewood whenever possible

You could start off with some hot coffee from Village Gifts & Gallery 
425 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood Florida.  (941) 473-2300  

Bobbi Rodgers from Cedar Point Environmental park offers literature about the Lemon Bay Watershed and what people can do to help to keep our water clean and healthy.  You can find lots of pictures of Cedar Point Park on my website at

The Englewood Shell Club was formed in 1996 to bring together people interesed in seashells.  They meet monthly from October - April 
at Lemon Bay Park.

Wilder Things creates some great wood carvings. 
I especially liked these red-headed woodpeckers.

Florida Gourd Society has a booth from the Manatee County & Sarasota/Bradenton Area Gourd Carvers.  For more information about Gourd Carving Classes contact:  Tonia Owen  (813) 661-1125

Chris Angel makes flyfishing flies, sharks teeth jewelery and these 
very cute and unique little shell animals.  (941) 474-2531 

SHORE - Southwest Historical Organization of Resources and Education Serving the Golden Triangle of Englewood, El Jobean and Placida.  The group wants to honor our heritage, promote historical education and preserve the history of the area.  (941) 475-2696

New to me.  Ye Olde Miners Pasty Shop at 180 N. Indiana Avenue in Englewood sells a delicious little pasty meat pie.  (941) 474-0277

Fun crafts and games kept the kids occupied. 

Suncoast Writers Guild was established in 1990.  They meet 3 times a month at the Englewood Art Center.  Here they are displaying a new magnetic word game.  For more information call:  (941) 697-7255

Karens Creamery & Chocolate,  supplied everyone with some very tasty Ice Cream.   You can visit her shop at 70 S. Indiana Avenue in Englewood Florida or call her at:  (941) 473-2650

Too keep the party hoppin was the incredible music of Michael Vernamonti and the EZ Street Band singing classic rock and Country at the Cracker Fair.   To see their show schedule and listen to some of their music visit their website at:

Mary Nikias and Laura Bailas add a wonderful blend of high quality sound and entertainment to the group when they get going.  These are two very talented young ladies :)







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