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Help keep Sturtevant parks looking great and support locally owned small businesses by shopping the first Holiday Shopping Fair Saturday at Fountain Hall.

Hosted by Trustee Carrie Harbach and the Parks, Event Planning and Beautification Committee, the fair brings together more than 40 vendors comprised of locally owned businesses, artists and crafters to help visitors find the perfect gifts for everyone on their list.

“I’m excited about the mix we’ve put together,” Harbach said. “We made sure there really is something for everyone.”

This is the first shopping fair Harbach’s committee is hosting, and the goal is to both shine a brighter light on small business owners from the village and the greater Racine area as well as raise money for Sturtevant parks and special events like the petting zoo and camping in South Park.

She hopes to make it an annual event and stresses that success depends on the number of visitors who come through.

“Foot traffic will be vital to making this event a success,” Harbach added. “I really want to stress that when people support local businesses, they’re supporting moms growing independent operations and the talent and dreams of artists and entrepreneurs from across the area.”

Spending $20 puts two or three times more back into the community, she continued, and in this case, village parks and green spaces.

The Holiday Shopping Fair runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fountain Hall, 8505 Durand Avenue. The hall is both stroller and wheelchair accessible.

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