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Community Band to open the Lions' Farmers Market

On Thursday, June 4, the Hinesburg Lions Farmers' Market will open for its sixth season to the music of the town's Community Band under the direction of Rufus Patrick.

Once again the market will be run by an all-volunteer crew whose members are made up of the local Lions Club. The market runs through the summer to the last Thursday in September. Market hours are 3:30 to 7 pm.

Many of the regular vendors will return along with several new vendors, all of whom will offer their locally-prepared cooked foods, home-grown produce and a variety of handcrafts honed in local studios.

The venue for the market once again will be the Community Church of Hinesburg which is located conveniently on the main street in the heart of Hinesburg. (The church has allowed the Lions to hold the market on its grounds since its inception in 2004). There is ample parking for customers in the church's adjacent parking lot.

Since all the Lions volunteers are not paid, the vendors' membership and space rental fees constitute the profit made by the club. These monies are, in turn, recycled back into the community to assist those persons who require help with such expenses as vision and hearing tests and, occasionally, the purchase of eyeglasses and/or hearing aids.

The market welcomes anyone who wishes to become a vendor. Contact Jo White at 482-3018 or Margery Sharp at 482-2651 for more information and an application.

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