Street Fair stimulates senses

Heather Muse, 6, of Allen Park enjoys creating colorful sand art.

Heather Muse, 6, of Allen Park enjoys creating colorful sand art.

Artist Ken Crouse (left) of Carson City sketches Danyail Brooks and Keyanna Miller of Taylor Aug. 6 during the Allen Park Street Fair.

Artist Ken Crouse (left) of Carson City sketches Danyail Brooks and Keyanna Miller of Taylor Aug. 6 during the Allen Park Street Fair.

Kyle Sterling (left), 2, of Allen Park gets his first glimpse of his face painting as makeup artist Tiffany Payne, of Fancy Faces of Woodhaven, holds up a mirror, and Nora Montroy, 4, of Allen Park smiles in delight.

Kyle Sterling (left), 2, of Allen Park gets his first glimpse of his face painting as makeup artist Tiffany Payne, of Fancy Faces of Woodhaven, holds up a mirror, and Nora Montroy, 4, of Allen Park smiles in delight.

By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK – The annual Street Fair tantalized the senses Aug. 5 and 6 with upbeat music, a kaleidoscope of color, tempting aromas and tasty treats, and warm sunshine.

There were crafts for children, music stages with non-stop entertainment at the Roosevelt and Southfield stages, and food favorites and crafts to enjoy and purchase.

City Councilman Harry Sisko said the annual Street Fair is a great event.

“It is the premier event for our city,” he said, “and we get people that come from everywhere to enjoy our city – all our restaurants, (and) all our friendliness that Allen Parkers exude all the time.”

He said a lot of reunions are planned around the street fair, and the Allen Park class of 1966 held its 50th reunion that weekend.
Sisko said it was great to see children enjoying the fair with their families.

“It absolutely is a family oriented event,” Sisko said. “And it is good to see people from other cities see how great Allen Park is.”
Councilwoman Gail McLeod was glad to see the wonderful weather on Aug. 6 and people enjoying the event.

“People are excited by some of the entertainment that is going on,” McLeod said, “and it appears that we’ve got some newer vendors this year, so I hope people are enjoying that. And just looking around, they seem to be enjoying the good weather.”

She said it is nice to see such a diverse group of people out and about.

“Varying ages and people from all walks of life are out enjoying themselves,” she said.

(Sue Suchyta can be reached at sue.suchyta@yahoo.com.)

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