SEA GIRT — The green just north of the Sea Girt Library was a busy scene on Saturday as the volunteers welcomed visitors to the Farmers and Artisans Market.
The annual event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is presented each year by the Sea Girt Markets Committee, a group of Sea Girt residents and volunteers, and supported by the Sea Girt Borough and the Sea Girt Recreation Commission.
Eileen Ruszala, from the Holly Club, said this organization maintained a booth at this event, similar to many other people and organizations, selling grab-and-go meals baked and cooked by members of the Holly Club.
“It was a way of meeting and greeting people. We, obviously, advertise our good cooking and its fun to do,” said Ms. Ruszala.
Ms. Ruszala said this was one of the largest turnouts she has ever seen in all her years coming to the event. “Compared to last year’s market, sizably larger and considering there were so many events on weekends that happen throughout the shore.”
“Because it is a closed community, a majority of the people do not live here year round, it seems very friendly, community oriented, anywhere we walk there’s always warm greetings,” Ms. Ruszala said in regards to why events such as these are so important to the Sea Girt community.
Anne Britt with the Sea Girt Markets Committee called the day a “Win, win, win!”
She said, “It was a huge success. We had over 40 vendors including the No Limits Cafe food truck and a Gift from the Heart gift shop”
Both of those vendors feature adults with disabilities who sell food and gifts and the committee was excited to include them in this year’s market.
Ms. Britt said the feedback from the vendors was that it was a wonderful day and she added that due to the market’s proximity to the Sea Girt Library there was a great opportunity that presented itself.
She said, “It was an opportunity for residents to see the Library and what it’s all about.”
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