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Hurricane-shortened festival a ‘tremendous success’

Mathews Market Days was “a tremendous success” this year, according to chair Hugh Turner. Friday’s events were cancelled because of the threat of Hurricane Dorian, and there were two days of rain leading up to the annual event, but Saturday dawned bright and sunny, the vendors moved in on Saturday morning, and a crowd turned out to enjoy the festivities.

“Attendance appeared to be equal to or better than last year,” said Turner.

He said that vendors were all happy with customer traffic and sales, and that the children’s area was “a lot of fun for everyone.” In addition to games, there were two bounce houses, the scouts had information booths set up, and the Moss Foundation had a craft area for children. Students from Ware Academy assisted in the children’s area. Turner praised Jessica Christensen, who headed up the effort to organize the children’s area “and did a wonderful job.”

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