SPRING FLING DATE ANNOUNCED

The Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its third annual Spring Fling Street Fair will be held Sunday, April 20. Streets along Elm, East Broad, Quimby and Prospect Streets will be closed to traffic during the hours of noon through 6 p.m.

Chamber members and other Westfield businesses are invited to exhibit their products, said Chamber Executive Director Katherine Broihier. Over 150 designers and craftsmen will feature wearable art, jewelry and clothing, In addition there will be a variety of foods, cbildren's activities and entertainment. This year's event will again feature a "Kids Expo" area at the corner of East Broad and Prospect Streets.

Local businesses who wish to participate may call the Chamber of Commerce at 233-3021 for a contract. Contracts have been mailed to all Chamber members and area nonprofit organizations. Cost to Chamber members is $100 for professional and retail space; $150 for food vendors, and $25 for non-profit groups. Non-Chamber members fees are $275, $300 and $50, respectively. Crafters or artisans who wish to display must call the Advertising Alliance directly at 996-3036.

All exhibitors, even Chamber members, are urged to reserve space immediately as space is limited and sells out every year, the spokeswoman said.

Reservations are made only with payment and a signed contract. The deadline for food is Friday, February 28, and for all others, Friday, March 14. Food vendors are required to complete special insurance requirements before participating.

"This event is planned for downtown Westfield to stimulate sales and provide a friendly atmosphere to market to customers," Mrs. Broihier said.

Admission and parking to this family event is free.

The rain date is Sunday, April 27. For more information or for corporate sponsorships of entertainment activities, please contact the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 233-3021.

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