When asked why community volunteers and organizations created the Village Fair, organizer Annelle Norman responded, “Because it’s spring, and especially because it’s Covid.”
The Gulf Road community center will be the hub of the Saturday, June 5 event, the first in-person community-wide event on the Point since the Covid-19 restrictions went into place in March 2020.
The event, which grew out of the annual Circle of Care meeting in the spring, was designed to provide what attendees thought the community needed to combat the effects of a year of isolation – an outdoor event where people could gather, play games and say hello.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be games, bubble machines, pet parade, bake sale and other fun activities, including a pedal-powered smoothie machine. PREP will be on hand with their emergency preparedness trailer, and other local groups will have tables and information to help the community reconnect. The local fire department will have equipment out for demonstrations and will be joined by crews from Airlift Northwest who will land their helicopter at the Breakers parking lot.
The event will spread down Gulf Road where Auntie Pam’s Country Store is hosting a flea market. If you’re hungry, there will be take-away food boxes at the Point Roberts Marketplace, and Saltwater Café will have takeout food available to enjoy at the community center picnic tables.
Event organizers are still looking for volunteers to help make the event fun and safe. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Information provided by Martin