Thursday, August 5, 2010

Saturday Market Featured Live Entertainment Last Week—Fresh Produce This Week

Even with a few minutes of suspense from a thunder storm, business was brisk at the Saturday Market last week. Travelers found the new “sandwich signs” a help in getting stopped, and the fresh produce and live music pulled the customers in! Locals, “out-of-state”ers and (even) Idaho travelers with trailers were stopping to see what was available.

The Saturday Market featured live entertainment on July 31. Mark and Nicole Wheeler serenaded the crowd with fiddle and guitar in the early part of the morning. About 10 AM, Rockhead, a group composed of Mike Harris, Gary McCormick and Mary Bush. Vendors included the Lost River Craft Coop, the Katie Brownlee Kids with Cotton Candy, Mountain Man Produce, Tate Firewood and Art and the Lost River Quilt Club. The Chamber of Commerce provided all-you-could drink -free lemonade (cups $0.50) , sold $5.00 Atomic Days T-shirts and gave away coupons for local businesses.
Your  Brownlee Entreprenuers and their mother Katie
"Rockhead" with Mike Harris (vocal),
Mary Bush (keyboard), and
Gary McCormick on guitar
Nicole and Mark Wheeler
Saturday, August 7th will feature Mountain Man Produce. The Mountain Man promises to be back each Saturday for the rest of the season. The Lost River Quilt Club is planning to have a variety of items available. The Lost River Craft Coop is going to try to mount a booth at both the Saturday Market and at the Black Daisy Art Festival. The Community Emergency Food Bank is planning to sell used books to help support food bank service. Sissy indicated that she is planning to be on hand to provide food.

Quilt Club, represented by Teri Cheyney
Plans to have an evening party with food and live music have not materialized. The committee is reconsidering having a community party on the closing Saturday.

The Mountain Man, Mel Johnson, with fresh string beans,
cucumbers, tomatoes and CORN!
There is still space for additional vendors. Fees are $10 per week. Charitable fund raising is free. Entrepreneurial children can (probably) cut a deal with the Market Manager. The more vendors and activities available during the market the more travelers we will be able to stop in Arco! Walk-on vendors are welcome, but reservations are preferred at 527-8587 or 527-3060. The market committee and the manager reserves the right to not accept merchandise or service for sale that are inappropriate in their opinion.

The Chamber of Commerce is also distributing coupons to patrons of the Market.  Any merchant who would like to have a coupon offer to get visitors to the market in their buisness should call Chad 527-8587 or 527-3060 Michelle

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