The annual Nine Mile Holiday Fair was a historic success this year with upwards of 600 people waltzing through the community center doors!
Ninemilers and visitors to the valley were in fine form...and hungry. The kitchen was a busy place and by the end of the day, not a crumb was left. The cash box sported a big smile!
As always, our community center was filled with local vendors selling fabulous wares. Business was brisk and successful for these talented artisans, and valley residents put a solid dent in their holiday shopping.
Outside, mild November weather was appreciated and our crowd enjoyed meeting neighbors and catching up on local gossip around the bonfire.
The Sapphire Mountain Men and their black powder shoot were a huge hit (again!), and folks patiently waited their turn to make a dead-eye shot and win a frozen gobbler. And new this year, we offered a free hay ride that meandered its way up the valley for a slo-mo tour of the local 'hood.
Holiday wreaths were for sale in the pavilion, and folks enjoyed meandering around the grounds.
Our signature fundraising event was another success! We rely heavily upon the Holiday Fair to fund the community center, keep the doors open and the building in good repair. Hearty thanks to everyone who helped to make this year's event a home run!