North Idaho Koi Keepers Grant Article 2007
On September 8, 2007, Gene & Phyllis Anderson
and John Miller as representatives of North Idaho Koi Keepers set up an educational koi display at the Kootenai County Farmers
Market in Hayden, Idaho. Our new
NIKK banner added a great visual attraction to our booth. Gene built a pvc frame to support the 2x6 foot banner--it
works great on an easel this way. This event is very well attended by residents
in the area, attracted by the variety of vendors selling such items as wood work, leather crafts, plants and flowers, specialty
bakery items, produce, arts and jewelry, bunnies for sale and much much more. The
market has grown in the last few years and every booth available was being used.
Many visitors to the booth were fascinated to
learn more about the hobby of koi keeping, asking many questions and taking information on websites for NIKK, PNKCA, AKCA
for future reference. Gene and John handed out many business cards and club membership
brochures. At the end of the day, we were very pleased with the local interest
in our hobby.
The country atmosphere along with the musical entertainment on the stage next to our display
made this a wonderful experience and a great way to spend a Saturday introducing our new koi club.