Market on the Green provides fall fun

By Elise Mckeown Skolnick

CANFIELD — People packed the Green, enjoying the sunshine and looking for fall d cor and other items.

Most found what they were looking for in the tents filling the center of Canfield at Saturday’s Annual Fall Market on the Green.

Hosted by the Canfield Junior Women’s League, the event featured 124 vendors and activities for children.

Alice Carpenter and her daughter Kaci attend every year.

“We like to shop for stuff like they have here,” said Kaci Carpenter, 11.

“My mom looks for home things, and I look for jewelry and scarves.”

They purchase candles every year, Alice said, as well as an autumn decoration for their front door.

Tables filled with antiques, jewelry, baked goods, clothes, fall decorations and more gave them plenty to choose from.

Sandra Borton of Girard has been creating floral arrangements and wreaths for 10 years, mostly as a hobby. She participated in the Fall Market in the past and attends other shows.

“I like to do the outside ones. There’s a lot more people,“ she said. “You can put more out than when you’re inside a show. You only get one table [inside], so here you get a lot for your money.”

Her arrangements sold well Saturday.

Vendors paid $50 to participate in the event. The Canfield Junior Women’s League uses the money to fund three $1,000 scholarships for Canfield High School graduates.

They have awarded the scholarships for 40 years.

This year, the Junior League added activities for children to the Fall Market.

SpongeBob SquarePants showed up, a clown created balloon animals, and pumpkins were available to decorate and take home.

“This is something we just started this year,” said Judy Buck, a member of the Canfield Junior Women’s League.

“It’s completely free. They can decorate the pumpkin however they want and then they can take it with them.”

Kids were given coupons for free Dairy Queen ice cream and McDonald’s french fries when they decorated a pumpkin.

“Some of the kids are very creative, with the stickers and markers,” said Anne Liller, a member of the League. “It’s a lot of fun.”

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