Community market

Pamela McKinney, of Manchester, has offered crafts at the Manchester Community Market for six years. The market is located on the courthouse square, and vendors welcome customers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Saturday, May through October.

You can find various crafts at the Manchester Community Market.

Pamela McKinney, of Manchester, is one of the vendors.

“I have been here for six years,” McKinney said. “The Manchester Community Market has been going on for about eight years.”

The market is located on the courthouse square, and vendors welcome customers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Saturday, May through October.

“Visitors can find fabric crafts, wood crafts, leather crafts,” McKinney said. “We have odds and ends of homemade crafts. We have signs, dish towels, pillowcases – just lots of handcrafted items.”

She said locals should visit “because we are family.”

“We want to keep everything right here in Manchester,” she said. “We want to welcome the community here and we want to be here for the community and keep good, reasonable prices and fun things.”

McKinney enjoys using fabrics to make useful and decorative items to offer to customers at the market.

“I have fabric purses, fabric aprons, placemats, table runners,” she said.

Creating crafts and spending Saturdays on the square is a family venture for McKinney.

“My husband, Gary, does woodworking,” she said. “He does bowls and cutting boards. We do seasonal things, so now we have some 4th of July stars. I have fabric wreaths you can hang on your door. We have lots of different things.”