I love the atmosphere where everyone seems to know everyone else. There were babies in strollers with moms waiting as small children squealed with delight as they slid down the huge blow-up slide in the center of the square in Chico. There were couples strolling and visiting neighbors. There were kids of all ages having a good time. Who wouldn't? Popcorn, ice cream, snow cones, brisket sandwiches, with the old time Soda Fountain open across the street and smells coming from the mexican restaurant on the opposite corner. Then there was a church bake sale RIGHT in front of our booth. We bought some homemade tamales and ate them while they were hot and then of course a pecan pie HAD to come home with us. There were booths selling various things--jewelry, paintings and prints, makeup, candles, home decorations, leather work, visors, sports fan apparel and plaques, and of course there was bingo.
It was a beautiful day. The sky was blue with wispy white clouds. Just perfect. It was a successful day for us and we are thankful. I had sent out postcards to all the quilting ladies I had addresses and many came and shopped. I gave away Judy L. Laquidara's book Nine Patch Extravaganza. So everyone who came could register to win. And we had a winner --Glinda T. She'll be claiming her book shortly. Thank you to the Chico Chamber of Commerce and our customers who made it a great success.