As the rain fell, people continued to bustle in and out of the Appomattox Vintage and Artisans Market and Nina Bell’s Cottage on Saturday, Oct. 10.

The market and Nina Bell’s joined forces to organize and advertise the Shop the Block event in hopes of bringing more business to the downtown area of Appomattox. It was also the opening weekend of the nine-week Appomattox Vintage and Artisans Market.

Despite wearing face masks, shoppers appeared to have a glimmer of delight in their eyes as they bumped into old friends and shopped for something special.

Often, shoppers with umbrellas in hand could be seen walking toward Main Street after leaving the market.

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