Community spirit in Marshall is riding high as organizers get set for the second Spring into Marshall on Saturday June 3.
Community planner Berna Huber says over 60 vendors will be at the local rink for the trade show from 10 a.m. as community wide activities run during the day, and then the dance will follow from 9 p.m.
“Last year we had 40 vendors and to jump to 60-plus is just phenomenal. We have leather makers coming, candle makers, artists, baking of all sorts and a lot of home-made products,” says Huber.
The Rocking Horse group – Onion Lake Mosquito First Nation dancers will also be performing during the day and Slow Walkin’ Walter will be playing a blend of classic rock, country and hip hop, says Huber.
Along with two-bouncy castles to cater for older and younger kids, Huber explains further the importance of events like these for building community spirit.
“The community really gets involved in it. And anything we make off of this will go towards our community garden which we just broke ground on a few weeks ago. We are going to have a bunch of phases to that – every year we are going to add a phase to it.”
Huber says the community garden will be important both for educational purposes and also the therapeutic value of getting outdoors and gardening. Also, the community organizer says they are looking to start a gardening youth group.
Spring into Marshall will feature blacksmith demos by Huber Forge and also wood-carving demonstrations.
“People can come and watch and see all the things he makes from fire pokers, steak flippers, BBQ skewers – lots of things,” says Huber.
More information may be found on the Spring into Marshall committee Facebook page.