Sunshine and lemonade kick off Carlinville Market Days

Sunshine and lemonade kick off Carlinville Market Days

By: Jordan Grucza

Enquirer Democrat Reporter

Visitors were greeted by a warm sun and the aroma of kettle corn at the vendor booths of the Carlinville Market Days event that took place Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Carlinville Square. Perry Brown, organizer for the event, commented that the turnout was great, despite the vendor space not being 100 percent full. “It was a much better opening than with last year’s snowy weather,” he said.

Items sold ranged from hand-made fashions to antiques and primitives to jewelry and crystal rocks. Visitors were also able to enjoy homemade pork rinds, flavored teas and lemonade shake-ups.

Also drawing the attention of the crowd were smartly-dressed girls in tuxes and boys in dresses, soliciting donations for the Post-Prom Committee for Carlinville High School.

Carlinville Market Days will continue Saturday, May 4,  and will continue every first Saturday of the month through to November 12.

Vendors had a variety of items for sale at the first Carlinville Market Days of the season held on Saturday, April 6. Enquirer-Democrat Photo by Allie Ladage