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Craft fair displays Sunridge residents’ creativity

April 10, 2019

ByTERRIHARBER

TheDailyNews

BULLHEAD CITY — Sunridge Village hosted a Spring Craft Fair on Tuesday with visiting vendors as well as some items made by the residents of the facility.

About two dozen sellers offered art, crafts and hand-made foods. But things created by Sunridge residents carefully were displayed to be the first things seen by people coming through the front door.

Cindy Eno, life enrichment coordinator at Sunridge, said residents were happy to participate in the fair.

It’s not only a chance to see how people react to their creativity, it’s also an opportunity to meet people who live elsewhere in a relaxed atmosphere.

The event was well-publicized so people from around the area would know it was happening and come to see what was being sold there.

Most people new to Sunridge, who initially say they intend to keep to themselves, end up coming out of their apartment for meals and other activities, such as arts and crafts, Eno said.

“You become social when you’re living here,” Eno said.

Items sold by Sunridge residents ranged from simple to intricate.

Small bags of chocolate-covered raisins called “Bunny Poop” cost $1 each. Residents put together the bags, which have a sweet label with a well-fed Easter bunny sitting in an undersized basket. The contents of the bags are described as “very rare and magical.”

And Eno, who pointed out artworks that featured parts of pine cones skillfully decorated to look like flowers, said getting the pine cones cut into shapes resembling flower tops was difficult.

That part of these projects was ultimately made easier after someone found a strong cutter for the cones, she added.