The Farm and Flea Market held on the property of the Mission of Hope at 3968 US 412 in Hardy to benefit the mission’s Raise the Roof fund is ongoing Saturday mornings and vendors are still needed.
According to Jo Siebert, who has spearheads the event, the purpose of the weekly event is to help support the mission’s efforts in mending their roof and other necessary repairs after the board of the mission voted to approve the purchase of the facility earlier this summer.
“Booth spaces are just $10 and vendors may sell anything that’s legal to sell except for live animals,” Siebert said. “This would even be a great place to hold your garage sale! People have an unrushed visit and it’s peaceful in the shade!”
To date, the event has raised $800 for the cause.
“It may not sound like much, but by holding this event each Saturday, it gives local vendors a space to sell their goods and easy access for the public to purchase what they will,” Siebert said. “Every penny is one penny closer to replacing sections of the facility’s roof, which is desperately needed.”
The market will be open to both vendors and patrons each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until noon but may be extended if the flow of traffic is high. “Red Oak Candy will be joining us for the next few weeks, and we’re really excited about that! Locally homemade candy, who can beat that?”
Additionally, the Mission of Hope’s Yard Sale area is open at the same time as the Farm & Flea Market, and Hopes Closet is open from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. The Mission of Hope is also accepting donations at the loading dock during the event. To register or reserve a booth space contact the Mission of Hope at (870) 856-5511 or drop in the morning of the event.
“There is space for more vendors! Bring something you make and present it to the community. Sell those trinkets you’ve been hiding away in storage all these years,” Siebert said. “Come have fun with this great group we have here and support a good cause that is important to help so many in the community. We’ll be looking for you!”