It was a busy and fun Saturday for our family! Part of the crew headed to the weekly Farmers' Market downtown...Sarah taking her baked goods and Jonathan helping her with setup and selling.
Hannah and Granny headed a different direction--all the soaps and baskets traveled to Dayton Days Autumn Celebration this weekend. Tom and I went along to help unload, setup, and help take in money and bag items that sold for Granny.
Lots of vendors (over 300), lots of people (they say usually 20,000 attend!), lots of sunshine (we prayed for no rain!), and lots of sales...yay!
Here's a picture of the crowd starting to arrive just after 8 a.m. All the streets were closed to traffic, and white tents and vendors lined the roads in front of businesses and homes: Here's Hannah setting up her Pleasant View Soaps booth: And here we are sitting behind our booth waiting for customers to arrive. You can see why we were thankful for no rain--our space was 15 feet long, and the tent was only 10 feet:Granny enjoys talking to everyone who comes by, and, of course, enjoys selling her baskets: She lets folks know that Sarah helped her make the solid oak handles on all these baskets and that she always reinforces the bottoms. Here she is showing a customer what she means:Some of our friends came and bought soap and baskets:It was a good Saturday! Now...Hannah and Granny will prepare for the next big craft show in my hometown of South Boston, Virginia--the Holiday Living Show on November 10.