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Pontiac vendors welcome shoppers

A new vendor show took over the Shawville Recreation Association Hall on Saturday, where around 40 vendors lined the room, offering a wide variety of wares. From left: Volunteers Chrissy Draper and Cathy McMunn represented the Shawville Hospital Auxiliary at the Hello Summer Vendor Show, collecting donations for their efforts.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
SHAWVILLE May 12, 2018
The Shawville Recreation Association saw a new shopping event take place on Saturday, when a variety of vendors filled the hall for a chance to show off their wares.
Organized by Britney Leblanc, the first Hello Summer Vendor Sale saw around 40 merchants and was set-up with some specific goals in mind.
“It’s the first year and it’s all spur of the moment,” said Leblanc. “The set-up was really important. All vendors had to be comfortable, with plenty of room in-between booths.”
Leblanc said she’s worked with different craft shows in the past, finding that some vendors would receive better locations in a room than others, amongst other unfair set-ups. With the Shawville R.A. hall, she made sure all vendors had an equal opportunity to be seen by customers, with a natural flow to entice customers into walking through all the stalls.
“It wasn’t even 48 hours,” said Leblanc, of how quickly the spots filled. “I think it’s the location, it’s a great spot.”

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