First Baptist to hold craft fair

Betsy PickleDowntown, Our Town Arts

First Baptist Church is taking it to the street come Saturday.

The church, 510 W. Main St., is hosting a craft fair on Main Street between Locust and Walnut avenues, calling it Market on Main. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 3.

Church members, friends, area crafters and businesses will be among the 29 vendors on site. There won’t be any food trucks, but there will be vendors offering food, including Nothing Bundt Cakes and booths with sweets from the Middle East, cakes, fried pies and other snacks.

Senior Pastor Dr. Brent McDougal has been heating things up making his spicy salsa, which he has dubbed Holy Jalapeno Salsa.

Other booths will have a variety of offerings. There will be paper goods, stationery, quilted items, cut flowers, T-shirts, jewelry, barn decorations and more. Scentsy and The Clay Girl will be on hand, as will a children’s book author who fashions characters made from his stories.

Downtown residents are welcome, and people visiting nearby Market Square are encouraged to drop by Market on Main before or after their visit to Saturday’s Farmers Market. There is free parking in the bank garage on Locust. In case of rain, the event will be canceled.

Betsy Pickle is a veteran freelance writer and editor who frequently spotlights downtown.

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