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[…]
On Saturday, December 1st, the Free Market was a beehive of happy activity as we opened the Christmas Gift Shop. All year long, we have saved items that were new or like-new and would make nice gifts. For this day only, we asked shoppers to get these items as gifts for other people, and we[…]
The FREE MARKET is celebrating its first anniversary! We had no idea how this venture would work out, but it has been very successful, both in giving people an incentive to clean out closets and pare down their “stuff,” and providing a great place for others to browse and find things they can use. Amazingly,[…]
We need volunteers! Can you work a 4-hour shift, greeting visitors and sorting/cleaning/shelving items that are donated? Requirements are healthy enough to carry things, friendly, and a desire to keep things clean and organized. Please email email@example.com or stop by and Kathy Cole will contact you. We have clear instructions, you are paired with a more[…]
Join us for a cup of good cheer as we celebrate the holidays together. Bring a drink, appetizer, or dessert to share. Meet at the Free Market on 21 north of Independence.
Don’t miss the Free Markets Christmas Shop! Date changed to Wednesday, December 13th from 10am-4pm due to snow.