Our Valentine’s Day goodies didn’t last long after one of our volunteers created a colorful display a couple of weeks ago. One lucky person got to take home a chocolate fountain. Hopefully it’ll be put to good use on February 14! Visitor numbers have slowed a little compared to December but that has given us[…]
We had some record attendance days at The Free Market during December as people stopped by to look for all-things-Christmas. Over the course of the month our supply of trees, ornaments, dishes, gift wrap etc. got whittled down to a small stash of festive detritus. Some of the highlights of the holiday season were: Our[…]
The Free Market is busier than ever as the holidays approach! We are putting out Christmas decorations and housewares until they are all gone—lights, ornaments, tree stands, artificial trees (although they go quickly), Christmas-themed mugs, dishes, figurines, and more! Our big holiday bash was a one-day Free Gift Shop in downtown Independence on December 7th. […]
The Free Market is looking festive these days with holiday decorations on display throughout the store. We have a large stock of ornaments, gift bags and wrap, lights, seasonal mugs and glasses along with other holiday items. We will be restocking our shelves until our inventory is depleted. In addition, The Free Market will be[…]
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.
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[…]
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[…]