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Shoppers flocked to catch a bargain on crafty items, festive gear, holiday pieces, covetable gift baskets, and food and drink to boot on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Ship to Shore's first craft fair proved a success that restaurant owners Duncan Smith, and his wife, Coreen Pickering, plan to make it an annual tradition.
"Last year, we hosted several Christmas parties, but because of COVID-19, my husband suggested we scale-down and have a craft fair instead," said Pickering while pointing out the mask-wearing and social distancing between vendors and shoppers.
Thirty vendors responded to the call for participants, but the couple took just 10 because of limited space limit.
"Since opening at 10 a.m., there has been a steady stream of shoppers – it is great," Pickering said.
The craft fair, held on Route 20 in Darnley, is an opportunity to support local businesses that have struggled during the pandemic, says Pickering.
"We want to allow artisans and their businesses to succeed, so I think we will do a few more of these craft fairs next year," she said.