Hot on the heels of the massively popular Food and Wine Festival was the inaugural Maker’s Market, held here in Loch two weeks ago.
Once again, we threw our hat into the ring with the many other volunteers to help make this day another great success. As usual, the organisers worked tirelessly for months behind the scenes to create an enjoyable event.
The town was brimming over with visitors, the streets were full of cars, the town traders were run off their feet and the general buzz was one of excitement. We were blown away by the quality of the wares produced by all the very talented stall holders – such beautiful creations and we were glad they came on board with our first market. We did have a few teething problems, being a first event, but organisers took all suggestions on board and the day ran really well.
It may be that we are a small village of 240 residents, but the community spirit is far larger – all time and effort was given freely and enthusiastically and the proceeds from those that kindly donated their gold coins will contribute to community improvements to be enjoyed by everyone.
Our wonderfull suspension bridge was built with community funds raised about fifteen years ago and it is a beautiful entrance to the Loch Recreation Reserve. We had the privilege to be photographed as a group on our lovely bridge as part of a local wedding held here in March.
The new Sunnyside Park toilet facility is disability friendly and just another example of how our much appreciated support gets put to work. Our visitors can be assured that the Loch Community Development Association continually strives to improve facilities for our visitors as well as our residents.
There is no shortage of people power in our little community – so many locals are happy to pitch in and work together with a big dollop of community spirit. The much needed funding helps us to see our visions for the village come to fruition.
So please come along and support our next Winterruption event – our Open Studios, to be held on the weekend of July 27th – 28th. Our very talented and creative artists will be showcasing their talents in several locations around the village. Visitors can follow the trail to a beautiful display of quilts, gorgeous pottery and amazing works of art. To find out more information, visit www.lochvillage.com