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‘A good show,’ even ifa bit short on strawberries

Post Independent/Kara K. Pearson Shama Fitch, 4, sits still as Cecelia Eidemiller sketches Fitch's profile in five minutes Sunday afternoon. Eidemiller - "The Fastest Draw in the West" - has been drawing quick portraits for 15 years.

A crowd of onlookers gathered around David and Robyn Mosier’s Strawberry Days vendor tent Sunday afternoon. The attraction? The Wheatridge-based couple’s booth, “Here’s Your Sign,” that held dozens of laugh-out-loud custom-made metal signs.”Be afraid, be very afraid,” read one yellow sign, featuring the silhouette of a Chihuahua.

Next to it, another rectangular sign of a llama read, “Warning: I can spit 12 feet with ease.” “This is our first Strawberry Days,” said David, as he imprinted black lettering on a metal sign for a customer while Robyn handled a cash sale. “We’re doing well.” Over at “Cuter than a Bug’s Ear,” which featured baby and toddler wear, Lori and Jody Sullivan of Pueblo said they’ve been coming to Strawberry Days as vendors for three or four years. “Business comes in waves. We’ve always done pretty well here, except the year of the fire,” Lori Sullivan said, referring to the 2002 Coal Seam Fire in Glenwood Springs. Dave Crawford of Wild West Designs from Longmont was nearly mobbed on Sunday with customers checking out his handmade tapestry purses and backpacks, and test-sitting his Eagle’s Nest hanging chairs.

“This is our 14th year,” Crawford said. “Strawberry Days is our best festival. I’ve got quite a following here. People come back and see us year after year to see what we have.”At the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association tent, Ned Barron of Glenwood said everybody seemed happy on Sunday.”We’ve been selling lots of T-shirts, water bottles and sunscreen,” he said. “It’s Father’s Day. We’re seeing lots of dads.”The one thing we do hear is ‘Where are the strawberries?'” Barron added. “I think people want to see more strawberry food.” David Mosier from Here’s Your Sign echoed that sentiment. “This is a good show, but I’ve yet to see one strawberry!”

Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518cclick@postindependent.com

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