We’ve already had a great first weekend serving at the Farmers Market! At the end of the day there were totals of about 3500 people and over 2300 cars that visited!
Read Merylin Drinkard’s story of her time volunteering last Saturday!
Our family volunteered at the Franklin Farmer’s Market so that we could show the love of Christ to others through service and give back to our community. I think it is important to participate in service projects like these because it is a way to be part of the local community by serving our neighbors.
We had the first morning shift from 8:00 am to 10:30 am. We were stationed at the Farmer’s Market entrance on Liberty Pike. Our job was to count the vehicles coming into the Franklin Farmers Market and the people in them, along with any pedestrians. Just in that 2 1/2 hours shift we counted about 900 cars and 1700 people. As we counted, we greeted those coming in with a wave and a smile. We also got to see some old neighbors and friends that we hadn't seen in a while. On top of that, we had the “dancing Franklin police officer” directing traffic in front of us. Needless to say, he kept us entertained.
I think our presence at the Franklin Farmer’s Market was well received. By providing a count of those coming into the market on a Saturday morning, the market board will have the information they need to provide visitors with the best experience.
We were able to use the ClearView golf carts to offer rides back and forth from the parking lots. I did hear a story of a sweet woman who is in the middle of her fight with cancer. She didn't use the golf cart this time, but she was so appreciative of the fact that we offered something like this.
An older lady who loves frequenting the Farmers Market has a bone disease. She accepted the golf cart ride and was grateful for it. She enjoys all that the Farmers Market has to offer including their live music. The ride helped her conserve her energy as she gets tired easily.
I think that stories like these make even the smallest thing we do bless others in a big way!