August 2018 Newsletter

A Message from Jenny our chairperson.

Winter is coming to an end with spring on the horizon. Here in Marlborough, we are very spoilt with our weather we have had some beautiful sunny days lately encouraging grass growth and blossoms to burst forth to remind us of the bounty to come. Yes, we have had some rain but rainy days were invented so craftspeople can stay inside and create their wonderful stuff for you.                                                                                                     

Welcome to all the new subscribers to the newsletter, we look forward to you visiting the market.
A big welcome to the new stall holders, we look forward to meeting you all. I know you will be made to feel welcomed by our craft family. A couple of you will be with us this weekend and a couple of others starting up in the summer season. Happy crafting and happy selling!

Next Market - Saturday 18th August 10 am until 1 pm 
Held at the Quays, High Street Blenheim

What's been happening over the last few weeks?

Well, lots really. Advertising our market has been updated, invitations have gone out to volunteer groups to join our market to promote themselves or raise funds. Stallholders remember if you belong to a group or know of a worthy course let them know we will support them with a free sight at our market.
Contact Chris on 027 5785381 or 57 94557
The committee has been meeting regularly, discussing matters like the Wine and Food Market, our signage, new fence signs, making our logo more in keeping with our image and promoting the market to any new members. If you as current stallholders know of anyone who would like to give having a stall ago let any of the committee members know. If you are reading this newsletter for the first time and would like a stall contact can be made through the website, email or facebook.
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*We have our new speaker system for the market music, but if anyone knows of a busker who would like to give it a go or have a permanent time spot at the market come forward. If you know any buskers let the committee know as well, we will be looking for entertainment at the Wine Ad Food Artisan Market
Your committee

Jenny Lyall (Chairperson) JL Mosaics
Chris Thoms, (market co-ordinator) Memory Makers
Denise Stephens, Sienna May Clothing
Ross Dalton, (note taker) Cloth and Clay
David Rennie, HazBeanz Coffee Cart
Nadia Campbell (Website coordinator)
Natalie Sloane
Dean Heiford, MDC representative
Keith Thoms, Odd job and fix it man (Otherwise known as the handyman)

Thanks go to Mega Mitre 10 Marlborough for the use of their bouncy castle over the summer season.
Also to Paperplus for providing us with pencils, stationery, colouring books etc for the kidzone.
Thank you to Resene for donating the paint for our shed.
And of course to the Council for providing the venue and to John Butt for always stepping up and loaning the generator when needed.
We are so very grateful to each and every one of you.