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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Uptown Whittier Family Fair

The Uptown Whittier Family Fair is back! The fair had its opening kick-off this evening and it was so nice to see so many people strolling down Greenleaf.

Local Merchant "Fenix 5-4" handing out samples of their delicious, organic smoothies

I started my visit at the Greenleaf - Philadelphia intersection, where the Whittier Uptown Association had their "Headquaters Booth" (which was manned by Sandra Hahn of "Crepes & Grapes" and Marie Ortiz of "Smooth Biz" when I stopped by) with a chance to win a prize in the raffle and a nice display of upcoming Whittier events (like the "Miss Bluebird" contest on August 14th) and advertising for several local businesses as well as for the amazing ShopWhittier website.

Marie Ortiz (center) at the Whittier Uptown Association Booth

Like in the years before, the first part of the fair was a Farmers' Market with a good selection of vendors selling anything from beautiful orchids, to fruits and vegetables, to specialty cakes, cookies, and olive oil, followed by mainly jewelry/accessory and clothing vendors. Mixed in were also several local organizations (oil watch, prayer group, health care, private school,etc.) as well as the Whittier Choralaires advertising for their upcoming show on July 31. And of course there also was the children's area with several good sized jumpers, a pony ride and a petting zoo.

"Village Sweets" owner, Monica Penaranda,
with one of her delicious chocolate covered apples

It was nice to also see some of the local merchants actively participating in the fair, with either a booth or a display of their goods in front of their store. One of the local merchants that had a booth was popular "Village Sweets" (see above), displaying their outrageously delicious chocolate covered apples (I couldn't resist, had to take one of their "Rocky Road" apples home with me ...).

Whittier "Royals" were also present at the Fair

In case you didn't get a chance to visit the fair tonight, no need to worry - you will get a chance to come and stop by every Wednesday for the next couple of months!

Hope to see you soon!