Rifle drawing Saturday at Farmers’ Market

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — On Saturday, which was a beautiful day, the crowd at Maben’s Farmers’ Market was just a little smaller than in the past weeks.

One reason might have been that it was Veterans Day weekend and many communities in the area were having activities to honor our veterans, as Veterans Day fell on Sunday this year.

We were so happy to have William Shaw from Columbus with his Vardaman sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnip greens, collards, kale and squash.

With this Saturday, Nov. 17, being the last official day of the market, Shaw says he will continue to come back to Maben each Saturday as long as the people would like.

We would hope some of the other vendors might continue to come and set up next to the post office, as the people have enjoyed the markets, and they have been a good meeting and visiting place, in addition to finding many things.

We were also happy to have Sam and Wanda Gray of Eupora back with their bags of shelled pecans, which are a good bargain, for those wanting to make pies, and even to give as Christmas gifts.

Wanda’s sisters, Shirley Carpenter and Connie Shurden, helped them with their sales, which included, along with the shelled pecans, sports items.

Nellie Harpole Blade was there selling tickets for the rifle to be given away this Saturday. The price of the tickets is $2 each or three for $5, and the winner does not need to be present to win.

The winner of the drawing for the rifle will have their choice of one of three different models of a Browning rifle.

For more information about the market, and the rifle to be given away this Saturday, anyone may call 263-4995, 263-4387 or 263-8458.