There was an excellent turnout last Saturday, Oct. 23 for the Saltair Community Society’s fall market at the community centre.
The rain failed to deter people from coming out and everyone attending was in good spirits despite the COVID conditions of having to wear masks, hand sanitize and wait in line.
“It was great seeing little ones with their parents being very patient and waiting their turn,” noted Nadi Bottomley of the Saltair Community Society.
Members of the Ladysmith Lions Club were on hand to serve lunch from their food trailer with an assortment of burgers, hot dogs, coffee, pop and water. The organization is celebrating 80 years of service.
“We had a few returning crafters, but mostly new ones,” added Bottomley. “We have some incredibly talented people on the Island. We even had young Scotia from Delta as one of our vendors. She had great fun with her grandmother and is now wanting to come back in the spring.
“Eddy from Arbutus Coast drove up from Victoria selling survival gear – bracelets for men and women that held para cord, fish hook, flint, fishing line and a small compass. Ann MacKinnon of Long Lake Studio made jewelry using old watch mechanisms, vintage china or circuit board. Carolyn Dykeman from Colourful Creations had 3D printed items, vases, fidgets, lots of interest from the young ones.”
There were plenty of items for people to see and consider purchasing.
Bottomley noted the Saltair Community Society has been busy with improvements to the centre and will be having an open house/membership drive on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. for everyone to enjoy, view the changes and consider becoming members.
March 6, 2022 will see the return of Seedy Sunday and Saturday, April 30 is the date for the spring market.