Vendors from San Saba and neighboring counties bring their “one of a kind items” to The Pecan Capital Trades Day on the square in San Saba, Texas. People come to buy jewelry, baked goods, aprons, hats, candles, purses, toys, welded iron items, and lots of things for gifts, babies, kids and grownups. It’s a great place to visit a friend or welcome a newcomer. All this, plus enjoy some local talent and support worthy organizations that supply tasty food.Tony Guidroz, Tourism/City Economic Development Director, has appointed Don and Joan Van Gorp to be in charge of The Pecan Capital Trades Day. They have participated in Trades Day soon after their move to San Saba from Cane Hill, Arkansas in April of 2006. At that time they had three or four homemade items and Stanley products, and have increased their “stock” with aprons, jewelry, baby blankets, ear warmers, quilows, neck pillows, ear warmers, and several other unique gift items. They have enjoyed meeting a lot of wonderful people, and newcomers to the area receive a hearty welcome. Don operated a large chicken farm in Arkansas. Now at Pecan Grove Road he operates a pecan orchard, sheep, garden (including a green house) and a window washing service.Joan extends her sewing talents to helping 4-H’ers and during garden time cans/freezes vegtables and makes delicious jelly/jams. They are faithful members of the First Baptist Church in San Saba. Don and Joan were both born and raised in South Dakota and have been married for 54 years. They have four children, 12 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.The next Trades Day will be Saturday, September 1st from 9 a.m. (changed from 8 a.m.) to 2 p.m. Call Don or Joan at 372-4029 to schedule a space; the charge is 10% of sales up to $200. The entertainment will be provided by the Dilloettes at 10 a.m. The Dr. Whiting family will be selling a hamburger meal to support their son’s mission needs in Portugal.