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Sandy market grows and moves

Saturday market held twice a month in a prominent place in Sandy


by: POST PHOTO: JIM HART - Cindy Swanson, owner of Useful Gifts of Clackamas, is becoming a regular vendor at Sandys Saturday Market, with her handmade items that have the purpose of making life easier or more pleasant. Swanson said she would be at the June 15 market in Centennial Plaza.Sandy’s Saturday Market is expanding and has moved to a new space at Centennial Plaza, located across Pioneer Boulevard from City Hall and near the Sandy Historical Society museum.

The market also will be held twice a month, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturdays. The next market is Saturday, June 15.

Parking is plentiful, including streetside on Pioneer or Proctor boulevards, behind City Hall or along Hoffman Avenue.

About 20 vendors are committed, with new ones being added.

“Come on down; if you’re coming through town, stop by,” says Carol Cohen, Sandy’s event coordinator.

Among the vendors are those offering hanging baskets, flowers, wrought-iron plant stands, handmade crafts, photographs and special homemade cupcakes.

This month’s featured vendor is Cynthia Swanson, who makes many types of gifts that make life more pleasant for people.

For example, she makes magnetic mice to keep notes on a refrigerator door, decorative angels that come apart to reveal a wash cloth, dish towel and hot pad, bingo bags that double as storage bags for electronic rechargers and crocheted blankets.

“They’re all decorative,” she says, “but when you’re tired of looking at them, take them apart and use them.”

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Space is somewhat limited at the market, Cohen says, but she still has room for a few more vendors. Contact Cohen at 503-475-2347.