Community Market Set To Return
This year’s community market is expected to be bigger and better this year.
By Craig Baird
After coming to Gull Lake for the first time last year, the Community Market is set to return with a few changes. For one, the start date will be earlier this year.
“This year, we hope to be in operation by May 22 at the earliest, but for sure by June 5,” Ed Lowenberger, organizer of the market said. “It will hopefully be located at the Elks Hall again this year. The hours of operation have been shortened and will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.”
This year, more vendors will be coming out, offering a greater variety of products.
“Last year we averaged about seven vendors per market,” Lowenberger said. “This year, we should average twice that many.”
There will be other changes, which are still in the planning stage. “We will hopefully have a Swift Current area musician, as well as sales of the Gull Lake history book,” Lowenberger said. “This is to mention just a couple of items. I am also working on some others but will refrain from mentioning [them] at this time as they are still in the very rough stage.”
Other changes will include the hours of operation, and the choice for vendors to be indoors or outside. Outside vendors must supply their own table and shelter.
“Vendors can pre-pay for all the markets up front and receive a cheaper rate,” Lowenberger said.
The market will continue to run on Thursday afternoons as it is the day that works best for all the vendors.
“It will still allow our business people a chance to attend once their place of business has closed,” Lowenberger said.
Tables are eight feet and if vendors are only attending a few dates, it is $25 for the first table and $5 for each additional table. If vendors are attending all the dates, the first table will be $20, and all subsequent tables are $5.
If all dates are prepaid upfront by the vendor, the tables are $15 with each addition table being $5.
For more information, or to book your table, contact the Town Office at 306-672-3361