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Two events came together this weekend to make one joint festival, one of the first of the spring and summer seasons.
Vine Grove Spring Fling and the Knights of Columbus annual Car and Bike Show enjoyed a hard-earned day of sunshine Saturday for the first-time mingling of the events. Craft and food booths easily shared Optimist Park with rows of shiny cars and motorcycles lined on both sides of the festival.
Kevin Pike, who helps operate the car show, said the partnership happened by accident, as each group wanted to host its event on the same date. But Pike thought it would be a good move. He hoped the extra offerings would help boost attendance.
“I think it will. I think it’ll make a difference,” he said.
John Pike runs the show and agreed that it seemed like a partnership that could continue.
There were plenty of vendors ready to sell their wares as well.
Sandy Byerly was selling painted glass block lights she’s been making for about two years. She offers them at Christmas, and decided to try craft shows throughout the year. This was her first year at Spring Fling.
Roxann Milby of Silkworm yarn store inside The Bookworm in Radcliff was making yarn at her booth. She had yarn in a variety of colors and made from a variety of fibers. She makes the yarn from wool or fur.
“Basically if it can be spun, we try to spin it,” she said.
She’s been knitting since she was 5 and began spinning her own yarn in 2008. She said she would be doing it even if she did not have a store.
“We call it fiber therapy,” she said.
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