Vendors set up for Edison Festival of Light parade
DOWNTOWN FT. MYERS, Fla. - It's one of the biggest events of the year in Southwest Florida, the Edison Festival of Light parade. Vendors are already preparing for the crowds.
The parade starts at 7:00 p.m. and winds through the River District.
Four In Your Corner's Colleen Hogan has a preview.
Before the sun came up Friday morning, there was already a field full of people in Centennial Park, setting up their booths.
There's not a space to spare in the back of Cathi Barber's Jeep.
"We have handmade purses and jewelry, very unique," Barber said.
Soon all the stuff packed in the back of her Jeep will be set up in her booth, called the 'b.cool shop,' next to the clock tower in Centennial Park.
She and her husband travel from North Carolina to display their wares, and encourage people to buy American made products. The couple sell those things at events like the Edison Festival.