We’ve received several complaints from people who have paid their $114 entry fees to tomorrow’s Aspasians Arts & Crafts Fair who feel the event should be postponed and entry fees refunded due to expected strong winds and heavy rains from Hurricane Ike.
One person angrily suggested that the Aspasians already have obtained their money so they could care less what happens!
The Aspasians’ telephone voice mail message tonight is: “Tomorrow’s show will go ahead as planned…” The message suggests that weights can be purchased at sporting goods stores to keep tents from blowing away. Exhibitors are told they will not be penalized for the Spring 2009 show if they don’t come tomorrow.
What do you think? Should the Aspasians refund fees to anyone who decides not to set up tomorrow?
I just learned that the popular, semi-annual Aspasians Arts & Crafts Fair will be held again this Saturday, Sept. 13 on the Downtown Square in Old Town Rockwall. Proceeds are used to fund college scholarships for Rockwall teens. Thousands of Rockwall-ites typically come and enjoy purchasing a variety of arts, crafts and foods. People watching is fun, too. Unfortunately it also frequently rains. This weekend there are weather advisories, due to Hurricane Ike, of strong winds and heavy rains. Looks like it’s Aspasians time again!
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The day-long Aspasians Arts & Crafts Fair was a big success March 29 – largely because it didn’t rain, as it usually does. The twice-per-year event, held on Rockwall’s Downtown Square, all around the old County Courthouse, is always lots of fun and attended by thousands of people. It’s a great place to meet friends you haven’t seen for a while. But it usually rains in either the morning or afternoon, which tends to slow things up a bit. Not this year! The weather was beautiful, so thousands of lovers of arts, crafts, clothes, purses, sunglasses, jams, jellies, salsas, roasted corn, roast turkey on a stick, cotton candy, popcorn and so much more were there in attendance all day long.
Although my wife and I didn’t buy anything this time, cash registers did seem to be ringing…or beeping…or whatever they do nowadays. Everyone looked happy.
Proceeds raised by the Aspasian ladies from booth sales go towards college scholarships for Rockwall ISD High School students. Great ladies, great fun and can’t wait ’til Sept. or Oct. for the next one.
But don’t ask what the word “Aspasians” means…because nobody seems to know – not even the ladies! It’s apparently a word that someone made up…and it stuck! Good job, somebody!