Lacey market a success

July 12th, 2008 by Ken

Lacey’s Community Market is a success, bringing relief and joy to the City of Lacey which has been looking for the right combination of market factors for several years.

The city tried various concepts, most echoing the Olympia Farmer’s Market and most failing to excite the vendors or bring out the crowds.  But, this time around it appears the right person has been selected for the right job.

Sharon Kagy, who runs a successful merchandise and collectibles market at the Thurston County Fairgrounds was tapped by the city to lend her expertise to a new Lacey Community Market.

It’s first endeavour on Saturday proved successful, as some 60 vendors seemed delighted with the action and with the crowds, and those visiting the Lacey Community Market were pleased with the variety and quality of the goods being sold.

Assistant Lacey City Manager Scott Spence said it appears the city has achieved the right combination of vendors, leadership, publicity and community support.

Two more Lacey Community Market events are scheduled this summer on the second Saturday of August on August 9 and the second Saturday of September, September 13.  Kagy said that she expects an increase in the number of vendors and more shoppers as word of mouth gets around the community.

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