Thursday, 28 June 2012

Sunshine and Sidewalk Sales

The streets were alive for Brockville's annual sidewalk sale. Starting in the east end, near the boutique Isis on King Street and stretching all the way to the Brockville Arts Center on King Street West, vendors of all kinds participated.

With the sun shining down, it made for the perfect Saturday. We took to the festivities right after our eldest' soccer practice. The Farmers' Market was buzzing as usual, with local produce, baking, crafts and so much more. Up ahead was a bouncy castle and face painting for the kids. My children actually have an ailment, the side effect being that we can not pass by a bouncy castle without stopping for a lengthy time. As one nearby parent lovingly commented "This is a concussion just waiting to happen", I couldn't help but smile to myself. I do think they are pretty great and I feel everyone should have childhood memories of inflatable jumping castles.

Continuing down the street, I lost Nick to the mini-donut vendor. I took this opportunity to check out the sales and picked up a pair of shorts at Alan Browns for a remarkable price. What caught my attention next was the soulful acoustic sound of Dan Schaafsma who was playing the recent Top 40 hits in front of the Issac Brock pub. Dan is one of the members of a local band "Full Nelson" and both Nick and I thought he was fantastic!

It was such a great event, I hope everyone got out to support our local talent, shops and city!

View of downtown King Street that was completely packed from East to West.
The Aquala Day Spa hosted a fabulous BBQ with proceeds going towards a local charity.

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