With early morning rain and overcast skies about half the vendors originally expected at the farmers market in Heathsville, Saturday didn’t show up. It was the fourth time this year that rain had impacted the market.
“The weather gods weren’t smiling on us this year,” Corinne Becker, Executive Director of the Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern said Sunday. Of seven market days, four had rain.
Even though the crowd at the market was down, some vendors did very well, Becker said. “A couple said they’d had their best day ever at the market,” she reported. The Tavern shop did over a thousand dollars worth of business, too, Becker added. “Go figure.”
The day was supposed to include costumed Revolutionary War re-enactors but none showed up. Costumed ladies showed up at the booths of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Confederacy. The Daughters of the War of 1812 was there as well. There was also a lady telling about the Rosenwald School.
In addition to the ladies, several people dressed in historical garb at the market.
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