Customer Appreciation and Kids Day at the market

by Cheri J. Mitchell

The 2018 Winlock Saturday Market & Swap Meet will end on September 29 with Customer Appreciation and Kids Day. There will be games, face and rock painting and balloons by Mrs. Twister from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Kids get free booth space (no adult items please) to sell their toys, games and clothes. An adult must be present with the child. Just show up with their stuff, tables and canopies at 9:00 a.m. and be ready to sell when the market opens at 10:00 a.m. There will be free cookies and drinks, and a free raffle. Other vendors are also welcome. It will be the best Market yet!

The Market has grown from its initial handful of vendors to a successful Market of up to 14 vendors and 300 customers. The vendors offer alpaca wool products, crocheted and knitted items, soaps, honey, bread, cookies, sweet rolls, lavender and lavender products, flowers, plants, fruit trees, evergreens and shrubs, vegetable starts, bath salts, lotions and creams, fresh produce, fruits and berries and other items. The Market also includes a Swap Meet. The vendor fee is only $20. The Market is sponsored by Winlock Improvement Network, a member-run 501c3 non-profit organization, with its mission to revitalize Winlock and the surrounding community.

For further information on the Market, email winlockmarket@gmail. If you are interested in attending a Winlock Improvement Network meeting, WIN meets every other Tuesday, right now at the Winlock United Methodist Church located at 107 SW Benton Avenue. The next meeting is October 2. Please 'Like' Winlock Improvement Network and Winlock Saturday Market on Facebook.