Organizers said the annual Gorham Marketplace on Saturday marked another successful event.

Gorham Business & Civic Exchange sponsors Marketplace, which is held on the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine. Marketplace, a family event with games and entertainment, showcases products and services of Gorham businesses

“Everything went great,” said Trish Moulton, president of the exchange and chairwoman of this year’s 11th annual rendition.

The turnout was more than 2,000.

“The community never disappoints us,” said Dana Redmond, executive director of the exchange. They turned out in full force.”

Virginia Wilder Cross, an event founder, said Saturday the Marketplace had 98 booths. “We’re real pleased,” Cross said.

Magician Philip Smith of Abracadabra Productions, Portland, was popular with kids. Moulton said she especially enjoyed theJ oan Kennedy Band. She said the day-long event schedule went according to plans.

“Vendors were happy,” said Moulton, who added she hadn’t received any complaints.

Moulton said the Marketplace committee was to meet Wednesday for a wrap-up and then start planning for next year. Moulton said those who would like to serve on the committee should call the exchange at 892-5515.

(Marketplace 3) – A crowd packs the 11th annual Gorham Marketplace Saturday. Kids lineup for the Party Time Rental’s Lion Obstacle. (Marketplace 6) – With her grand niece, four-year-old Megan Farrington, Peggy MacWilliams enjoys the festivities Saturday at Gorham Marketplace, sponsored by Gorham Business & Civic Exchange.


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