Bring a dish to share and join us 5 pm, Monday October 21st, at Ward Manor, Saddle Creek Road, Independence for our annual meeting, pot luck dinner and silent auction. Auction items include stained glass, Mangum pottery, weekend stay at the Silo, weekend stay in Winston Salem, seafood dinner, english afternoon tea, alternatives to plastics[…]
Come on by the Free Market and see how good it looks! Many thanks to Kathy Cole, Jean Roznik and all the dedicated volunteers. We have finished our fourth quarter weights and measures week. We estimate the Free Market diverts approximately 46 tons/year from the landfills which represents a savings of $2,300/year in landfill fees.
August was a busy month of organizing, tidying and upcycling at The Free Market. Feedback about the changes has been positive from customers and volunteers alike, and the focus going forward will be on maintaining the new systems. New volunteer recruitment continues to be a priority and we ask that you invite anyone who may[…]
Jean Roznik is the new manager of the Free Market. Jean was born in Ireland and moved to Mouth of Wilson via Alberta Canada and Charlotte, NC. Jean has started by reorganizing the shelves and filling them with the many new donations. Her current focus is to create permanent display arrangements, with upcycled materials, so[…]
The Free Market’s booth during the July 4th festivities on the Historic 1908 Courthouse lawn was a huge success! We set up a booth to give away a variety of items as a way to demonstrate the kinds of things that can be found at the Free Market. We gave away Free Market postcards, and the[…]
As the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Independence disbanded recently, they gave their remaining funds to a few local non-profits. The Free Market received a check for $750, a huge show of support for our mission. We are grateful for their generosity and will be thoughtful in how we use the funds they have entrusted to[…]
Recently the Free Market has been focused on sprucing up and organization! The bulletin boards have been revised and moved to a more central location in order to attract more attention for community events, services offered by area businesses, and items/services needed by our customers. Drop off your business card, or take a moment to[…]
The Free Market is delighted to welcome Tracy Cornett as our part-time Manager! Tracy is a retired school teacher who works 15 hours a week as the Tourism Program Assistant for Grayson County, with an office in the 1908 Courthouse. Now she will also work 12 hours a week for the Free Market, training and[…]