The weather was gloomy but spirits ran high last Saturday at the last Bloomfield Saturday Market of 2014. 6 large rented heaters gave everyone in attendance a chance to warm up, particularly our volunteers and vendors who soldiered through 5 hours or more outside.
We went out with a bang, our attendance hitting 755 and the children’s activities of pumpkin ring toss and cookie decorating a big hit. Brad Yoder played for more than three hours in the wind, drizzle, and cold, thoroughly bundled up. Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank’s Harvest for the Hungry collected 175 pounds of food that we took to Pittsburgh Aids Task Force after the Market, most of which was already distributed three days later.
The outpouring of support this year from volunteers, neighbors, business owners, sponsors, West Penn Hospital, and the larger community, has been overwhelming. If you haven’t yet, please share your ideas for next year with Christina Howell, Market Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, and we’ll see you at the Market in May 2015!