Many activities took place in Treasure Cay during the first weekend of March, The library was holding its annual book sale with several tables of books and magazines set up in front of the building; the annual flea market held at the Coco Beach Bar parking lot brought its usual early and eager crowd and the Market Place was ripe with activity as soon as the vendors exposed their merchandise.
Weather-wise, it was the perfect weekend to enjoy the outdoors, so many hung around the grounds even after the library sale and the Flea Market had packed up their goods, around 11:30 am.
Vendors at the flea market offered their unusual medley of items, ranging from second hand clothes to linen, bric-a-brac, small appliances, paintings, plumbing supplies and more. By early morning, trucks loaded with furniture and miscellaneous ware were already leaving the grounds. This year larger items were offered for sale such as a 13ft Boston Whaler with trailer and Yamaha engine and a Go-cart.
Golf iron sets stood in front of glass and rattan furniture. Fishing lines made a few young boys happy but a table made of polished tree trunk unfortunately did not find any takers. However the food merchants were sold out by eleven o’clock. Sold were barbecue ribs, fried chicken, mac & cheese, conch fritters and pork chops.
Across the street at the Market Place, people were assembled at Danette Pinder’s table for fresh local produce of the season such as avocados, basil, sour oranges and sour mix. Many were quenching their thirst with her sour orange drink.
Artist Kim Roberts had a display of her latest creation. Her newly acquired skill of creating jewelry with blown glass was evidenced by colorful pendants and earrings, many depicting fish. Quite a few decorated ceramic tableware and ornamental items were also on display as well as quilts and pillows.
Walking the grounds one could come upon the stand of Ms. Lauren Riviere selling her freshly- made exotic fruit juices; she shared a table with gardener Nadeen Beneby who specializes in Bromeliads that she had brought for the occasion.
An array of pens, the bodies of which were made of local woods, was on display at Mr. Rene Bethel’s table. Wood-turned bowls, pestles and more were displayed under Mr. Stephen Knowles’ tent. Mrs. Francoise Hedden offered her typical art-work of collage on wood.
Locally made soap and beauty items could be found at Essence of Beauty’s while Authentically Cathy’s media was none other than our local shells. If you wanted to treat yourself with costume jewelry of sea-glass and semi-precious beads, the perfect necklace could be found at Mrs. Julie Sawyer’s table.
The Agricultural stand manned by Mrs. Josefina Adderley-Curry and her mother Eva Aderley, offered local tomatoes and grow-cups filled with soil and herb seeds for window-growing as well as coconut oil and organic beauty products.