Summer market season begins

Sidney summer market officially opened Thursday June 7

The 2012 Sidney summer market got underway June 7 without a hitch.

Though the weather threatened the town all day, the sun shone just in time for the opening of the 2012 summer market.

Hundreds of people flocked to Beacon Avenue on Thursday, June 7 for the first market of the season. The event went off without a hiccup.

Food carts tickled the nostrils while piles of vegetables, cheese, baking, arts and crafts provided an outdoor shopping at 165 vendor stalls.

Sidney Mayor Larry Cross made an official address to honour the opening of the market.

This, despite some turmoil around the market’s management in past months. Citing breach of trust, the Town of Sidney ousted the Sidney Business Association from the position of manager of the market and issued a request for proposals for new management. After a presentation from the SBA’s lawyer, Sidney council reversed its decision and re-instated the SBA.

The market continues every Thursday night, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Beacon Avenue until August.


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