Ferndale Public Market Assists in School Supplies Donation Drive to Help Students Get the “Write” Start in School

Last Saturday, the Ferndale Public Market hosted a community barbeque, serving up free hot dogs and sliders in exchange for donations of school supplies for Ferndale, Washington low-income families.

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Ferndale Public Market hosts barbeque/school supplies donation drive

We are very pleased that the community came out and donated to this worthy cause. These school supplies will help children start school off on the right foot.

Ferndale, WA (PRWEB) August 14, 2013

The Ferndale Public Market is pleased to announce the results from last Saturday's community barbeque/school supplies donation drive to benefit low-income children in the Ferndale school district.

The market hours were extended so the public could enjoy hot dogs and sliders served by Manuel Reta out of La Colima’s food truck. Blackberry cobbler was dished up for dessert, prepared by Barb’s Pies & Pastries. Plus, there was a live swing band.

“The festivities were topped off with beautiful sunshine all afternoon,” said Cathy Watson, Ferndale City Councilmember, as she served up another slice of cobbler. “We are very pleased that the community came out and donated to this worthy cause. These school supplies will help children start school off on the right foot.”

Patrons, vendors and the market as a whole donated the following supplies:

1750 sheets of paper
10 subject notebooks
10 composition books
2 3-ring binders
170 #2 pencils
226 crayons
68 colored pencils
40 glue sticks/bottles
7 pairs of scissors
23 colored markers
18 highlighters
40 ballpoint pens
180 sheets construction paper
4 manuscript tablets
3 binder pouches
1 pencil box
4 boxes of tissues

In addition, $164.00 was collected for the Ferndale Family Community Fund, 100-percent of which will also 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.

Contact:

Laura Edwards
Ferndale Public Market
360-220-2273
laurascreativeattic(at)live(dot)com