The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair is rolling crafts, jazz, food vendors and a children’s carnival into Central Park on Sunday, March 2. The fair will host more than 30 food and craft vendors and provide a space for guests to dance to the New Harmony Jazz Band.
Vendor Zita Demaree and her daughter Alicia are organizing the children’s carnival as a fundraiser to fight poverty in the Philippines. The entertainment includes a spin-and-win roulette wheel, a monster ring toss, face painting and animal balloons. The Demarees supervise a table where visitors can make friendship bracelets.
Visitors also can take the Creepy Creature Hunt, which follows a trail of clues leading to drawings of monsters from world folklore and a final treasure. Trail trackers will learn about tree spirits and psychopomps and find the true secret of genies — genie wishes come at a steep price. Fees for all fundraising events are collected by suggested donation.
The mother-daughter duo have been running the Angels of Hope, a charitable foundation to combat poverty in the Philippines. Zita is an American born in Cebu, Philippines.
“I’m pleased that we were able to raise more than $1,000 to provide relief for the Haiyan typhoon,” Zita said. In earlier years, funds raised by Angels of Hope provided food, medical and dental care for people in the Philippines.
For more information on the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair, visit SquareTomatoesCrafts.com.