Monday, December 12, 2011

End of the 2011 Season: Holiday Market Wrap Up & More

Thank you to EVERYONE who came out this Saturday for our final Cheverly Community Market of the season! It was an amazing turnout -- and a great pleasure to meet so many new people. We hope you were able to get lots of your holiday shopping done while enjoying a morning with your friends and neighbors here in Cheverly. See photos from a wonderful Holiday Market -- and all of our Markets -- on our flickr page.

A special thanks to our guest musician, Daniel Flores, to the many, many volunteers who donated their time to setting up and cleaning up, and to our vendors who have supported us through thick and thin. We've said it before, but it definitely bears repeating: Cheverly Community Market is a community effort. We rely on you -- as a customer, as a vendor, or as a volunteer -- to keep us going and to help us grow.

We want to extend a very heartfelt thank you to our Market Manager this season, Barbara Scully Liston. Barbara has been an institution in Cheverly -- she's taught many of our children and has been an important part of the fabric of our community for many years. Those of us who have been fortunate to know her as a friend count ourselves very rich. And those of us who have had the great good fortune to have our young children educated by her -- well, that's a gift that will grow forever. Cheverly Community Market was tremendously lucky that she agreed to take us on this year, and we are deeply grateful. So thank you, Barbara, from the bottom of our hearts. We wish you all the best in Florida -- your family is so fortunate to have you there and we know you'll absolutely shine in your new grandma role!

So here we are at the end of the 2011 season. We're going to hibernate for a bit after the holidays, but we're already excited about next year... There's lots in store, so make sure to visit the blog when you can. We'll have posts featuring recipes, food for thought and the very latest Market news. And if you're missing the site of luscious local food and gorgeous Saturday mornings at the Cheverly Community Center, you can always pay a visit to our flickr page -- nearly 6,300 photos!

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