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Around town last weekend in Canby

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Canby is an active place and last weekend really highlighted how much of a gem this city has become for events the locals can get out and enjoy, as well as people from out of town who are starting to realize Canby is a great day trip down from the city

Canby Farmer's Market Returns

The Canby Farmers Market returned on Saturday, May 13, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along NW First Avenue, between Holly and Ivy streets each Saturday through September 30.SANDY STOREY - Kathleen Christianson is one of the most prolific vendors in Canby.

This year's opening Saturday featured 25 vendor booths, live music, face painting, wine tasting, fresh produce, kettle corn and much more.

For more information or to find out about being a vendor, check the website at www.thecanbyfarmersmarket.com/.

Walk of Life fundraiser success despite plan

The Walk for Life Rally and Fundraiser was held Saturday, May 13 beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Wait Park and ended at about 11:30 a.m.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the Pregnancy Care Centers, and their work with women and teens facing unplanned pregnancies.

In addition to the traditional pledge walk, new this year was the 5K Walk/Run, as well as a silent auction.

Family activities with face painting, balloon animals, a contest for best photo posted on social media, and a kiddie obstacle course were on-going throughout the morning.

For more information about the Walk for Life, please call the Canby Pregnancy Care Center at 503-266-2673.

2017 Junk Re-Funk drew visitors from across the U.S.

Cheryl Frampton, owner of the Big White Goose in downtown Canby, described her excitement over the succcess of last weekend's Junk Re-Funk Creative Market.

"Despite the rain and flooding it was pretty cool," Frampton said. "We had about 3,000 people and the ticket company we used was blown away. They said they've never seen people fly in from all across the country for a first-time event like this. It was pure joy."

People came from as far away as Texas, Alaska, Louisiana, Maryland, Idaho and San Francisco, Frampton said, mostly drawn by the appearance of Annie Sloan, a chalk-paint artist from England who gave a creative workshop for attendees.

Frampton said each vendor told her they want to do the event next year.

Frampton said the team at the fairgrounds made the 2017 Junk Re-Funk Creative Market the wonderful event it was, and downtown businesss owners all pitched in to add flair to the event. Judson Roy Home Furnishings and Retro Revival provided furniture for staging, Ebners Custom Meats supplied food and sandwiches for high tea, and LadyBug Chocolates contributed sweets for the crowds to sample.

"Everything that was needed happened through all of us working together," Frampton said. "It was just lovely."