Food and entertainment were also features attracting crowds to the
beautiful downtown park that features the cooling vision of a water
fountain at its center.
The park filled quite early each day with people out looking for
great bargains and fun stuff. Negotiating the crowds, you never knew
what or who you might see next. This year children, particularly
young girls, were quite surprised to find a princess in the park.
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Tara Shane, owner and operator of “A Royal
Remembrance,” won an award at the Illinois State Fair for her work.
Shane offers her services to parties and events catered to young
children. With each of her costumes being handmade, Shane dresses
for events in the style of Disney Princesses.
Shane also sells custom costumes in a variety of sizes. More
information can be found on her website,
[By DEREK HURLEY, with contributions
by JAN YOUNGQUIST]