Ferndale Public Market to Host Donation BBQ, Collecting Back-to-School Supplies for Families in Need

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On Saturday, August 10, from 3-5 p.m., the Ferndale Public Market is extending its hours to serve free hot dogs and sliders in exchange for thoughtful donations of back-to-school items for Ferndale, Washington families.

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The Ferndale Public Market

We are hoping for a great turnout, with people donating new school supplies for Ferndale families who need help.

The Ferndale Public Market is hosting a barbeque and back-to-school donation drive Saturday, August 10 from 3-5 p.m. to benefit low-income children in the Ferndale School District.

“Farmers and vendors are extending the market hours so the public can stop by and enjoy hot dogs and sliders,” said Rick LaFave of the Ferndale Public Market Board. “We are hoping for a great turnout, with people donating new school supplies for Ferndale families who need help.”

Supplies that are particularly needed include:

  •     #2 Pencils
  •     Colored Pencils
  •     Wide & Thin Markers
  •     Glue Sticks
  •     Pencil Boxes
  •     Loose Leaf Paper
  •     Spiral Notebooks
  •     Pencil Sharpeners
  •     Ballpoint Pens
  •     Yellow Highlighters
  •     Dry Erase Markers
  •     Backpacks

Cash donations and checks are also being accepted. Checks should be made out to the Ferndale Family Community Fund. 100% of these donations will be used to purchase school supplies.

About the Ferndale Public Market
The Ferndale Public Market is open every Saturday through October 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Centennial Riverwalk Park alongside the Nooksack River, off Main Street in Ferndale. The market vendors are anchored by local growers bringing in fresh produce and berries, as well as vendors selling fresh bread, pastries, barbeque sauce and seasonings. In addition, there are a number of artisans selling homemade goods: from hand sewn quilts, wooden toys, homemade lotions and soaps, dried flower arrangements to studio paintings and welded garden art. For more information, please visit http://ferndalepublicmarket.com .

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Laura Edwards
Ferndale Public Market
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