Festival holds its 35th arts and crafts show

By JEAN L. KAESS

Lori and Keith Gregoire of White Castle came to the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Saturday to relieve their boredom in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.

In truth, though, it’s a ritual they keep every year.

“I come to look around (at the crafts) and he comes for the food,” Lori Gregoire said.

Lori was purchasing a pendant at the Sun Styles booth during the 35th annual arts and crafts show and sale during the festival.

In its third year at the festival, Sun Styles returns because business has been good for them here, owner Holly Nichols said. While she and husband, Tim, are from Melbourne, Fla., she has a brother in Louisiana, so the couple tries to “do three to five of the best festivals a year in Louisiana,” she said.

Sun Styles has grown a loyal local following as well.

Brian and Anna Guidry of Berwick have shopped at the booth every year since the business began attending the festival. This year they stopped by with a bit of special news.

“They stopped by to tell me they had just gotten married,” she said.

Sun Styles offers women’s fashion jewelry including hand crafted glass necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings. Their offerings can be viewed at floridasunstyles.com.

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