Editor's note: The following is written by Bette Bell of the Edmonds Historical Musuem committee. It addresses .
Changes are what life is all about, and the Edmonds Museum Summer market does not escape this inevitability. Regrettably, the market has to institute a no-animal policy at the market.
As as of Aug. 1, no dogs or animals of any kind will be allowed in the market, except for service animals.
This decision was made due to complaints received, about the misbehavior of some pets. The market has managed, since 1994, to have had very few issues, but a dog threatening to bite a child at the Garden Market this year has changed that policy.
The Edmonds Museum, the sponsor of the Summer Market, does not want anyone bitten, or challenged, by pets that would be better off left at home, and several complaints have come in, in this regard.
So, much to the dismay of the responsible market patrons who bring well-behaved pets, this step has had to be taken.
The market committee realizes that many folks love to walk their pets on a beautiful Saturday morning and come to the market. It is a tradition! The committee makes this decision knowing that the safety of the children must be our first consideration.
Another change that will take place at the market is the location of the White Elephant table. This popular market attraction will now be located next to the museum steps.
All the proceeds from the donated items goes to the museum and are used for a variety of projects. They include the market itself, the Halloween Haunted Museum, participation in the July 4th parade and many other projects.
Donations are always welcome, as that is our only source of inventory for the White Elephant table. While you are doing your spring cleaning, think about donating those good, but unused, or unnecessary items to the market.
We accept clean and working small appliances, glass, china, brass, tools, books, sport item and other useful and collectible items. We can no longer accept textiles of any kind, and of course, no furniture.
Storage is always an issue. Bring the items to the market on Saturday, or to the museum, during hours of operation, Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Please mark your donations “Edmonds Summer Market.”
The Edmonds Museum looks forward to another good year. Getting to know our neighbors, share stories, good food, and have the opportunity to buy some of the freshest, locally grown produce around, as well as see the creative side of the vendors who bring us the lovely objects they have made—that is what it is all about.
The Edmonds Museum Summer Market is looking forward to those hazy, lazy summer days ahead, and we hope you come and visit, stay an hour or a day, and know “It is an Edmonds Kind of Day” every Saturday at the market.
For more information, go to historicedmonds.org.