Donalda’s third Red Lamp Market hosted on Sunday, July 17 saw a larger number of visitors despite forecast of rains later in the day.
“The market was another successful market with about 25 vendors and another steady crowd of shoppers, visiting and seeing wares till it started to rain at about 3 p.m.,” Amanda Clark, market secretary. “The vendors were made up of homebased businesses mostly, ranging from baking, honey, handmade rustic furniture, handmade soaps, jewellery, handmade candles, various craft vendors and antique vendors among others.”
Most of the vendors present had been there for the other two markets as well.
Marty Larson, one of the antique sellers said he enjoyed the interaction with the community.
“I have been dabbling with antiques for approximately 15 years and although I don’t have a retail shop, I participate in small markets,” said Larson. “I buy and sell antiques through other outlets such as the market, antique malls, online and privately.”
Larson has been involved with Red Lamp Market because he feels it has a nice mix of vendors, which draws different customers and visitor who would be interested in purchasing antique and vintage items.
“I have enjoyed the Red Lamp Market as it has been an excellent platform with great customers and vendors, and I have had some good sales at the market which is important,” added Larson. “But we also have a lot of the fun as people just go through the wares and have an enjoyable day.”
Larson said that he hoped that people would continue to come out and be a part of the market in Donalda, either as a customer or a vendor.
“The market has had great crowds and a wide variety of vendors, so hopefully more people will come and experience the market in Donalda.”