Shoppers protect themselves from rain as they walk to each vendor along Main Street in downtown Minden Saturday during the annual Main to Main Trade Days. Bruce Franklin/Press-Herald
Raymond Thompson assists customers at his booth in the civic center parking lot. Bruce Franklin/Press-Herald
Raymond Thompson assists customers at his booth in the civic center parking lot. Bruce Franklin/Press-Herald

Despite wet and cold weather, city officials said the 16th annual Main to Main Trade days went over well.

“Friday was the better day of the two days,” Becky White, downtown director said. “The rain wouldn’t have been a problem today (Saturday), but it just got cold too and wasn’t a good combination.”

White said there were about 50 vendors that set up in downtown Minden.

“There were some real troopers that came out both days,” she said. “I think the food vendors did really well.”

First time vendor Raymond Thompson of Angel Farms of Louisiana in Keithville says although it was a soggy weekend, he plans on returning next year.

“It’s been slow, but that was expected with the rain,” he said. “I’ve done enough business that it was still worth setting up and I’ll be back next year.”

Heflin resident Denee Simmons of Mama’s Little Corner echoed Thompson’s thoughts.

“I do this each year and it’s been slow, but the rain hasn’t stopped people from coming out,” she said.

Some vendors on the Main to Main Facebook page have said they plan on extending their sales into the week and next weekend.

Many vendors and shoppers have expressed their wishes of “re-doing” the event next weekend.

White said that will be discusseed at the Main Street board meeting Monday.

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