On Friday, Sept. 8 the grounds of Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon were transformed into an art- and craft-lover's paradise. The First Look Fundraiser was designed to give priority shopping at the booths set up for the weekend fair. Ticket holders were able to experience the new layout and art, including Friday Night Feature items. Major sponsors including Continental Tire Mount Vernon, Peoples National Bank and SSM Health Illinois offered progressive hors d'oeuvre dinner stations throughout the fair. Samplings of St. Nicholas Brewing Co. craft beers, Blue Sky Vineyard specialty wines were available along with access to the house bar. Live music was provided by the Charles Leuker Band. Other sponsors of the event were Steven and Erin Beal and The Tedrick Group.

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