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Antioch’s Eco Fair Settles Into Its New Home

Area residents visit the Sixth Annual Eco Fair at the Antioch Township offices on Saturday, April 29.

Kenosha dentist David Crewe and freelance designer and part-time bumble bee Michelle Stavish discuss their collaborative artwork, a hand decorated vintage window at the Sixth Annual Eco Fair. The window has an interesting provenance. It is said to have been a part of one of the buildings on the grounds of the 1892-93 Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. The artistic efforts of the Stavish and Crewe crew paid off, as the pair were awarded first place in the competition.

Landon Leivas, 18 months, and mother Michele, left, get an impropmtu lesson in honey production from beekeeper Edward Popelka of Special Bee and part-time bumble bee Michelle Stavish who was seen buzzing at a number of Saturday's exhibits.

Addison Skurski, 8, left, and her friend Amerissa Kaliakmanis, 9, create unique bracelets for themselves under the watchful eye of Janet Eppers, Classroom Presenter for the Lake County Farm Bureau during the Sixth Annual Eco Fair.

Residents from Antioch, Lake Villa, and Lindenhurst had a chance to scout the exhibits on display during the Sixth Annual Eco Fair at the Antioch Township offices, 1625 Deep Lake Rd., on Saturday, April 29.

The Antioch Environmental Commission sponsored the fair which sought to educate attendees about the environment.

For its first five years, the event was held at the Antioch Elementary School. This was the fair’s first year at its new home where it plans on being for the forseeable future.

Visitors had an opportunity to speak with vendors of eco-friendly products, with recycling experts to discuss projects, and to government agencies and businesses dealing with the environment. Children who attended were able to participate in several hands-on exhibits.

The Antioch Environmental Commission meets on the fourth Monday of each month at the Village Hall, 874 Main St. in Antioch. For more information, contact the Village Hall at 847-395-1000.

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