It was a sunny and grand day for the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Open Market! Vendors were sold out, kids were thrilled with the face painter, Ginny – of GIN C. Productions, and locals walked up and down and all around the Bunker Hill Mall finding Tee Shirts, and Ghost Tour Information, Beautiful Irish Keepsakes, Charlestown Youth Hockey Gear, Information about the Charlestown Chamber and how to join, and so much more! Joy of Old, Olivia Browning, CSAC, Supah Fans, College Hype, Boston Intuitive, Johnny Kelly, Nicole O’Neil Photography, Shawna Pelton, and so many others set-up on Saturday and greeted hundreds of residents/consumers.
According to Abby Gray, Chamber President, and Diane Grant, Chamber Board Community Liaison, “The goal of the Open Market is to invite residents to meet with local business owners, buy great gear for the Bunker Hill Parade, and have a good community experience”. At 4PM on Saturday afternoon, Abby & Diane thought that the goal had been achieved! “It really is about promoting our town and our people who are “doers” within 02129. There is no greater joy than seeing a bunch of happy kids walking around with painted faces and balloons and cupcakes” said Gray.
Local Jack Kelly had a booth promoting his campaign for City Counselor at Large. Lots of folks turned out to support Jack. CSAC’s “Turn It Around” Campaign gave out tee shirts to all that wanted them – and gift cards to those that turned in prescription drugs.
The Chamber wants to also thank Amy Voltero, Chamber Admin, for all of the hours she put into this event. Diane Grant also worked tirelessly on marketing materials, in conjunction with Boyd’s Printing. “It really does take a village” said Gray. Without everyone working together, none of this would have taken place!
If you are interested in jointing the chamber, and volunteering on the Holiday Stroll, please email CharlestownMAChamber@gmail.com.