By Ian Croft
The Family Cowboy Christmas Market is still a go for Dec. 5 With the new guidelines recently implemented by the provincial government, the Town of Taber is still able to run the Family Cowboy Christmas Market, however it will be running at 25 per cent capacity. Alongside the limited capacity everyone is strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
“I am happy to report that the Farmers’ Market is approved to operate as per the new guidelines recently implemented by the provincial government,” said Lace Lutz, arts, culture, and events coordinator for the Town. “I must stress that the safety of our citizens is our main priority. The set up and organization of the facility will be done with this in mind.” This will be accomplished by the limited capacity as mentioned earlier as well as having all the vendors be screened by Alberta Health Services ahead of time and sanitizing stations being placed throughout the market.
The Family Cowboy Christmas Market has received official approval from the Alberta Farmers’ Market Association making it a farmers’ market that will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Taber Community Centre Auditorium. The vendors at this market will be selling a variety of goods such as Christmas crafts items, seasonal appropriate decor including Christmas wreaths and other types of decorations, blankets, pillows, items made from woodworking, art tea pots as well as other types of pottery, and finally knitted and crocheted items. There will also be food vendors offering a variety of goods including but not limited to bake goods pies and cookies. These items are being offered by local vendors with a couple individuals coming from Medicine Hat and Pincher Creek.