First Blyth Community Market deemed a success by Sparling
BY DENNY SCOTT
The first day of the 2021 season for the Blyth Community Market went “quite well” according to organizer Reece Sparling, who said there were plenty of activities for everyone.
The market opened on Canada Day, July 1, and will run on Thursdays throughout the summer between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sparling said the produce vendor for the market sold out of multiple items due to the foot traffic. He also said that, with Canada Day decorations and numerous people wearing Canada Day “gear”, the atmosphere was fun.
The event also featured live music from drummer Tom McClellan. Sparling said the soundtrack provided by McClellan gave a “good atmosphere to the entire market.”
“Walking down the street, you could hear the drumming anywhere throughout the market,” he said. “Overall, the market and the music went very well.”
There were nine vendors for the first market and three local businesses set up booths in front of their businesses, Sparling said, with one business saying that the day was the best for sales in the last two years.
There will be additional vendors joining this week’s market, set for today, July 8, Sparling said.
The community market’s online offerings continue to grow, he said, and online pick-up will be held at the weekly market at a central location, he said.
For more information, contact Sparling at email@example.com.