An event that started as a way to get people out the house during the pandemic will continue this Saturday in Harlem.
Harlem will be holding its 2nd Annual Small Business Expo from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, at the Harlem Library. The inaugural event was held last year.
“During the pandemic, we wanted a way to get small businesses together and to get people out the house,” said Amber King, owner of Mama’s Sweet Spot Shoppe in Harlem and organizer of the event.
Despite a windy day, the event was well-attended.
“I didn’t get any negative feedback,” King said. “Everyone enjoyed their time.”
This year’s event will have 45 vendors, mostly from the Harlem and Evans area, but also including a new vendor originally from Kentucky selling homemade maple syrup. There will be food, inflatables for the kids and gem mining, mini golf and an escape room. There will be a raffle to help Project Lifting Spirits, which helps military members and veterans.
The event is sponsored by Mama’s Sweet Spot Shoppe, Nailed by Dizzy, Graham’s Vehicle Detailing and AllState – Jamie Felder.