Rain date August 12. The theme of this year's fair is "Honoring Our Elders." We have a vision of small group discussions with young people and their elders, especially those who have been involved in non-violence and war resistance movements, instead of the traditional anti-war speeches. Once again, the fair will feature displays of artwork by Union County artists, music performers who have been newly-discovered at the open mike evenings around Cranford, an opportunity to learn paper crane origami, children's events, and representation by local organizations that foster peace, diplomacy, humanitarianism and an end to nuclear weapons. There will be a book exchange table to honor the memory of a deceased member Fred Sebastian who was a very knowledgeable bookseller.
This year, the Peace Council is assisting two Cranford college students with fund raising for humanitarian efforts in Uganda and service learning in Brazil. The public address system is expected to be powered by solar batteries and a bicycle generator.
The fair is a family-friendly event. There will be free parking. The day will end with a drum circle for peace so bring your drum or other percussion instrument. Vendors welcome, $5 suggested donation for a 3 ft. x 3 ft. table. Please visit ucpeace.org for more information or contact Monica Shimkus at (908) 884-1262.