UPDATE: Sept. 3, 10 a.m. — Due to low vendor turnout, the flea market has been cancelled. Organizers said they hope to reschedule the event for some time in October.
JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Historical Society is holding its Labor Day Flea Market and Festival at Lila Swaim Park in Jonesville this week. It will be a time for area residents and visitors to explore the craftsmen and women of Yadkin County.
The celebration will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and, weather permitting, will continue on through Sunday and Monday.
The Labor Day market has been going on for about seven years and has been growing ever since.
“It’s a great day for anyone who wants to have a good ole time,” said Becky Wood, vice president and event chairman of the historical society. “It’s a day of celebration for Jonesville. People can just come out and enjoy it slowly and it’s nice and confined.”
The historical society is hoping to have 20 or more vendors for the market. Anybody can bring in crafts and flea market items to sell as long as they call ahead.
The day also will feature live music from the Stan Bobbitt Band from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and guitar gospel contemporary musician Josh Ritchey from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., a puppet show will be held for kids. A microphone and speaker also will be set up for anyone who wants sing, entertain, or speak.
A train will be available for kids to hop aboard for a ride around the park or they can grab a club and play a little game of miniature golf.
“We’re trying to get a bouncy house and a balloon lady for the festival,” said Wood. “Setup has been busy. We’re also trying to get in contact with the fire department and Head Start to give away free books for the event.”
Pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, snow cones, and baked goods will be sold throughout the day.
Funds raised during the market will go towards the completion of the Memorial Park in Jonesville.
“This time, we are raising all of our funds to go towards the Veterans Memorial Park to put the names on the bridge,” said Wood. “We have over 5,000 to 10,000 names in the Yadkin County area and we want to recognize all of them. Any of the money we raise or money donated will be used to finish the park. It’s a goal we want to finish. Every county has a veterans park and we want to make ours special. We have the old ticket booth from the old racetrack there, our flag that was raised over the Capitol building, and the stream makes it a place to go and sit and listen to nature.”
People who want to sell anything and set up a vendors stall should contact Becky Wood at 336-244-5064.
Troy Brooks may be reached at 336-258-4058.