CLAYTON — Jessica Cecrle gave an update Thursday on the Northmont Community Market to members of city council. The market is open every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Esther Price parking lot and features 15 full-time and 10 part-time vendors.
The market will feature a car show on September 11 with a Dee Jay, bounces houses, food trucks and all the regular vendors. Following that the market will host an Oktoberfest on October 2. Plans for that event are still being worked out.
Cecrle also presented a slide show of vendors featured at the market.
“We have people that knit, ladies that make handmade cards, crafts, body soaps, baked goods, fresh coffee, four full-time and two part-time produce vendors every Sunday and flower vendors,” Cecrle said. “If anyone has been to Vandalia Market, Huber Market… you’ve heard of a farmers market, this is exactly the same thing but it is in your own back yard now. Last year when we started we only had nine vendors and now we have over 20.”
Most of the vendors are local from areas like Phillipsburg, Union, West Milton, and Brookville.
Cecrle said the market is still accepting vendors to participate in the market as well as sponsorships and volunteers. Church or youth groups that would like to get involved are welcome.
One organization that has participated at the market is the Northmont Band to bring acknowledgment to its funding needs. The Northmont football team held a bake sale to raise funds.
“We welcome anything to get the community involved every week,” Cecrle said.
Those interested in participating in the market can visit Northmont Community Market on Facebook or email NorthmontCommunityMarket@gmail.com