Monday, July 20, 2009

Updated: Tori Market Summer Celebration July 25!

HANCOCK -- Hancock's Tori -- farmers' market -- will hold a Summer Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25.

Tori member Martha Sohlden of Chassell regularly offers "Aunt Jane's" jams, jellies and bakery goods at the Hancock Tori. (File photo by Keweenaw Now)

In addition to the usual food and craft vendors, there will be a table filled with prizes provided by Hancock merchants and business people and the Tori vendors. Donate a canned food item and you receive a chance at the prize table items. The canned food will be given to a local church food pantry. The Lighthouse Church has assisted a member of the Tori family, and the Tori hopes to assist them in their community ministry.

Visitors can also purchase a can of food for a chance at a prize. Proceeds from the cash donations will go into the Tori general maintenance fund.

Carl Rahkonen will provide live music in the morning. Rahkonen, who holds a Ph.D. in ethno-musicology and folklore, will be in the area as a presenter at Finlandia University.

In the afternoon, local musician Dave Bezotte will entertain with his music. Bezotte, whose heritage is French Canadian, plays a variety of ethnic music, including Finnish.

Musician Dave Bezotte performs at the Aura Jamboree, held this past weekend. Dave will also entertain at the Tori's Summer Celebration Saturday afternoon, July 25. (Photo © Gowtham. Reprinted with permission.)

"Dave has played his music at tori in the past, and we all enjoy his good energy," said Jean Medlyn, Tori co-manager.

New vendors are always welcome at the Tori. The Community Garden table is open to local growers with a small amount of home-grown produce to sell. The Tori's regular hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer. The Tori is located in Montezuma Park, downtown Hancock, one block south of City Hall.

For more information contact Jean Medlyn at 482-1605 or Sandy Soring at 337-1391.

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