Spring Event 22 Report

Open mic live music on the Carson Cafe stage, beautifully finished with artistic details by Craig Osen.

Spring Celebration

By Art Wilbur, CCA President

CCA was pleased to work with the Carson Cafe and Grocery and the Carson Volunteer Fire Department to hold a Spring Community Sales Event as a social and fundraiser for CCA on May 7. Here are some photos from the day. 

Carsonites enjoying the live music.

As Carsonites know, spring tends to be a windy time. Around the time of the event, the winds were unusually strong and threatened to make an outdoor swap meet in the grounds of Carson Cafe difficult and unpleasant. We therefore worked with CVFD to make the Carson Fire Station available to vendors who preferred to display their wares in a more sheltered venue. That is where CCA set up its information table, as did a number of vendors. Carson Fire Chief and CCA Vice President Scott Freeman even took the trouble to string up pendants from the station to the fire engines to create a more festive atmosphere. Other vendors set up inside Carson Cafe or on the deck of the cafe. 

Carson vendors and neighbors hanging out on the Carson Cafe deck.

Some vendors chose to set up shop in the sheltered fire house from which Carson Fire Chief had strung pendants for a festive atmosphere.

The event ran from 10am to 5pm and, throughout the day, people wandered between Carson Cafe and Carson Fire Station to check out the wares on sale, catch up with neighbors, grab some food hot off the grill, and enjoy the open mic live music provided by Green Oaks, Jubal, Genessee, and others. The event was low-key and relaxed and was an opportunity to shake off the winter doldrums and get outdoors with neighbors.

Carson Fire Chief Scott Freeman expertly cut and served up a delicious water melon donated by a local farmer.

Vendors Elizabeth Halley and Vicki Lindsay enjoying water melon donated by a local farmer.

Vendor Maurice Palinkski enjoying water melon in the fire house.

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