December 15, 2014 - 3:33pm
The Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival, held Dec. 1, allowed community members to get a glimpse of the full mission of the Syracuse Peace Council.

On a gloomy, rainy, winter Saturday morning, the large parking lot of the Nottingham High School on East Genesee Street was packed with cars. People from all walks of life flocked to the annual Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival organized by the Syracuse Peace Council, which formed in 1938 and is one of the oldest grassroots-level peace and social justice organizations in the country. The fair, now in its 44th year, has become one of the oldest and most celebrated crafts fairs in the city.