Unique Crafters and Vendors


Quinton Oster, one of the owners of Top Flight Hockey, was selling his one of a kind hockey creations. Oster has a local shop located in St. John, Indiana.

Kayla Price

Saturday, Dec. 8 marked another successful craft fair for the Lake Central Band Boosters. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., vendors were able to sell their unique and handmade items to the public.
“It’s run by our band moms [and] our band boosters. We volunteer our time here to help set up vendors and play music. [We] get food if they need stuff from the concessions. We [also] help load back up when they’re done here,” Gianna Rea (11) said.

This year’s turnout had many vendors filling all of Main Street, the wedge, C and D hall, and both of the cafeterias. From Southern Indiana to St. John, Indiana, businesses near and far came out and participated.

“We have a shop in St. John. We sell new, used and broken hockey equipment and sticks. I take all the broken sticks and make stuff out of them. I’ve made coasters, bottle openers, hat racks, key racks, [and] coat racks. Really, anything you can make, I can make it out of hockey sticks.” said Quinton Oster, one of the two owners of Top Flight Hockey.

Another very unique business had artwork for sale. Robert E. Johnson IV, creator of Pawwzie, was there selling his character prints.

“I basically make Tim Burtonesque art, combined with a little anime motif. I am trying to get my comic book funded for the most part and that’s the main focus. Here at the stand, I’m selling mostly prints of characters from the comic book,” said Johnson.

If you missed this year’s craft fair be sure to come out to the one next year.