XMAS fair not hitting the ‘MARC’...
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As summer begins to fade I am hoping to see a change at the MARC Christmas Fair.

I am struck by the inequality of the fees charged. Why should out-of-towners be given the same privileges as the locals? When the show is over, the locals spend their earnings in Moab, but the out-of-towners pack up and take “Moab” money back home.

The fee is high. Which leaves many of us out (after all, how many chocolates must I sell at $1.25 to cover $70). Since the MARC says they are sold out months in advance that is an indication we could use another show; one in early November for locals and the other in December, though not on the same day as the Grand.

This would give locals two days to sell the things they work on all year, and added income to the MARC.

In addition, allowing vendors in the hallway downstairs is dangerous. Stopped in last year; the downstairs was so crowded and chaotic I couldn’t get near the vendors. If the fire marshal were to see this he would blow his whistle loud and clear.

Heavens to Betsy if we would ever need to make an insurance claim.

I am sure there would be volunteers to cover the extra work for the director. Sign me up.

—Mona Horwitz

Moab

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