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Basalt farmers market, Habitat for Humanity party will be held Sunday

Staff report

Downtown Basalt will be hopping Sunday with the first Sunday Market of the season and a party to celebrate Habit for Humanity Roaring Fork’s construction of its first house in the town.

The Basalt Sunday Market will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sept. 27. There will be an assortment of vendors, demonstrations and activities for children and adults.

Vendors include prepared food, produce, merchandise and arts. Rotating demonstrations will range from cooking to planting to creative dancing.

“The market is about bringing the Basalt community together, creating sustainable vitality and supporting local businesses,” according to its website.

The market will be set up in its usual spot on Midland Spur in downtown Basalt. That is between Town Hall and Saxy’s and adjacent to Lions Park.

Meanwhile, a family-friendly, free event will be held in Lions Park from 1 to 5 p.m. to build awareness of Habitat for Humanity’s efforts in Basalt. A team from the 2015 Roaring Fork Leadership class is teaming with Habitat for Humanity to throw the event.

There will be a scavenger hunt that will take participants around town, including the Habitat house under construction on Homestead Drive, the new Habitat ReStore and historical locations sprinkled around town. Hunters can go on foot or on a bicycle provided by WE-cycle. The finishers will be eligible for a bevy of door prizes, including Aspen-Snowmass lift tickets and Smith Recon Goggles valued at $650. There also will be discounts at Basalt businesses.

Additional activities will be arts and crafts organized by Wyly Art Center, two bouncy houses for children and adults and music by Terry Bannon and Damien Smith.

A team from Roaring Fork Leadership, a program that teaches leadership skills to participants, is helping organize the celebration in honor of Habitat for Humanity.