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Recap: Vintage crawlers visit Hastings

People of all ages attended the crawl and looked at the variety of products.1 / 6
The latest crawl was the fifth time Eye Candy REfind has been involved with the Vintage Crawl.2 / 6
It Is Well Woodworking, owned by Nathan and Mari Laine, was present at the event in Hastings.3 / 6
Laura Stanley, owner of LoLo Lettering, displayed her hand-lettered products.4 / 6
Taco Borracho, a local food truck, sold tacos at the event.5 / 6
Several vendors displayed their products in the area of Oliver's Grove as part of the vintage crawl event.6 / 6

The Two Rivers Vintage Crawl was held May 4-7 in the cities of Hastings, Stillwater and Afton. Eye Candy REfind hosted the event in Hastings. Lacy Vreeland, owner of Eye Candy, said that this is the fifth time having the vintage crawl in the past three years, but it will now be an annual spring event.

A number of Etsy stores were on location in Oliver's Grove selling their products including Tinsel & Twig, LoLo Lettering, Sayer Goods, Joyful Revival and It is Well Woodworking.

Fernando Ortiz was also at the event in his food truck called Taco Borracho. He was offering pork, beef and chicken tacos to the hungry vintage crawlers.

Vreeland said that this year's crawl was the best one to date.

"(It was) so fun working with local Hastings businesses to bring new shoppers downtown to enjoy the new river front and parks and all that we have to offer," Vreeland said.

There were eight participating shops within the three cities including Apron Chicks, My Sister's Cottage, Mama's Happy, Reclaiming Beautiful, Strawberry Patch, Dwell Furniture and Home decor, The Foundry on St. Croix and Eye Candy REfind.

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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