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First Saturday Marketplace in Downtown Williamsport

September 2, 2012
Staff reports , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

The First Saturday Marketplace will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8. The event will be held along Pine Street from West Fourth Street to near Little League Boulevard.

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The author of “Yes You Can!” will be at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St.

James V Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will present author Daniel Gasteiger, who is promoting his book "Yes you can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too." It's all about different and creative ways to preserve food - a perfect tie-in for the market and fresh produce purchases.

The "Diner's Club," a student organization of from the School of Hospitality at Penn College will be grilling up sandwiches with a side for $4. And culinary students will be doing vegetable carvings as an interactive activity for kids. There also will be face painting and kids games.

Toy Cow Creamery from the picturesque Nippenose Valley will be offering their all natural, Soy-free milk, cheese products and low fat yogurts plus fresh produce.

Frank Welch Produce will be back with their large variety of fresh vegetables and produce.

On the music scene, there will be a variety of performers, including CAPPA's music students starting around noon. JBD Acoustic Experience will perform from 1 to 2 p.m. All music is performed on Pine Street between West Fourth and Edwin streets.

There will be dozens of local crafters and artists selling their beautiful items. Here is just a short list of those that will attend: Alex Huffman, jewelry; Barbara Ross, footlets; Paul White, artwork; Marlin Angelo, antiques; Sue Bradley, scrubbies; Kelly Fleming, Avon; Stephanie Fortin, silpada jewelry; Jacki Feig, Tastefully Simple; Sue Martin, jewelry; Downa Knaur, photography; Hayley Nordstrom, glassware and hand-sewn gifts.

Attendees also may "walk" the Downtown measured mile Heart Walk to get in a little more exercise. The Heart Walk is co-sponsored by the Williamsport Business Association and Susquehanna Health. The hearts and arrows have been recently repainted by the Streets and Parks Department to make walkers' exercise routine a little easier. The Heart Walk Starts on West Fourth Street at the Heart monument near First National Bank parking lot

If you would like to be a vendor at First Saturday Market Place call 322-5544. for more information.



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