Children’s Safety Village To Hold Craft Fair

ASHVILLE – The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is hosting the Village Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 at the Safety Village, 2695 Route 394, next to Ashville BOCES.

There is still room for a few more vendors. They will have the opportunity to display their items in the many miniature buildings that make up the village. There are various options and pricing for spaces to rent. Interested vendors are asked to contact Terri Kindberg, executive director at 499-8138 or for more information or to reserve a space.

In addition to the vendors, there will be food and beverages, music, cotton candy, kettle corn, train rides, face-painting, children’s crafts, a Chinese auction and optional day-care, so mom’s can have time to shop.

The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is located in Ashville. It is a not-for-profit organization that was formed in 1996. The DFT Communications Educational Facility, where classes are held, is surrounded by a child-sized village, complete with a business district, paved roads, street signs, sidewalks and everything found in an actual village. The purpose of the Safety Village is to educate children, primarily in the areas of traffic, bike and fire safety, to decrease the number of unnecessary injuries and fatalities in the community by allowing children to experience hands-on lessons that they will remember.

The Safety Village is sustained through fundraising efforts, grants and donations. All donations are tax-deductible.

For more information or to make a donation, contact: Terri Kindberg, executive director, 2695 Route 394, Ashville, NY 14701, or 499-8138.