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Media Day highlights student talent

Clarion, Pa.- Covered by Eagle Media productions and advertised as a major selling point for both local and out-of-state vendors, ALF’s Media Day was a busy highlight of the week’s festivities in Clarion. Produced from Memorial Park gazebo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Media Day served as an opportunity for Clarion University’s students involved in Eagle Media to get some real hands-on experience in the field of TV and radio. The radio station and its disc jockeys had the run of Media Day in the park from 10 to 4 with continuous music and three different two-hour shows. CU-TV started its programming with news hosted by Chloe Winters and Brynne Buchner at 4:30 p.m.
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Crafters Day debuts ALF weekend festivities

Clarion, Pa.- Thousands of Clarion residents and crafters from local and distant towns crowded into streets of uptown Clarion to participate in the 61st annual Autumn Leaf Festival Farmer’s and Crafter’s Day. Many people fought for elbow room through the crowded six-block Crafter’s Day event. On Friday of the ALF Festival, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., jewelers, wood workers, interior designers and candy-makers alike proudly display and sell their handmade products to the Clarion Community. From jewelry made out of spoons to hand-painted and carved welcoming signs, the Autumn Leaf Crafter’s Day was a day that had many on the streets looking for hidden, hand-made treasures. Over 30 white tents and 300 crafters filled Main Street, each tent displaying a unique product of its own. Drawing almost 200,000 people to its stands each festival, there wasn’t a chance that a local wanderer would not find an item of interest. One of the most popular vendors were those who sold handmade primitives, like Tracy Milliron. Traveling from Oakridge, Pa. to sell her crafts, Milliron is a self-employed decorative designer, specializing in handmade primitives. Her business, Down Right Primitives, showcases items including repurposing old doors and windows to wooden stools to hold dog dishes
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