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Best One Yet…2014 Millington Farmers’ Market Opening

By Thomas Sellers Jr.Market Boiled Peanuts Market breads Market checkers Market firefighters Market Honey visit Market Kate Armitage corn hole Market little girl Market Marla's Garden

The first Saturday in May means the Kentucky Derby and crazy weather in Millington affecting the annual opening of the Millington Farmer’s Market.
The May Day Flood of 2010 canceled the inaugural event for the Market. The following year the 100-Year Flood hampered the opening. Then there was unseasonably cold temperatures and rain. But the start of year five, the weather was ideal for the opening of the Millington Farmer’s Market.
“This is the best weather ever for the first day of the Market,” Marla’s Garden Owner Fred Speidel said. “This is simply outstanding weather. This is a beautiful day. Usually we’ll have four vendors out here. Today we have it full.”
Fred and his wife Marla have been a part of the Market since day one. And other regulars could be spotted among the music, arts, crafts and food for sell. Staff from Millington Arts, Recreation and Parks were on hand greeting and informing patrons about the Market.
The season for the Millington Farmer’s Market last from the first Saturday in May until the last Saturday in October. There was a City Beautiful Commission seminar as part of the opening.
Some of the Millington Fire Department personnel were playing games like corn-hole with the children. Lt. Derek Hall, Driver Derik Thorton, Lt. Jordan Kinney and Firefighter Mike Sherrill even took a moment to teach Katie Armitage, director Arts, Recreation, Parks & Communications for the city how to play corn hole.
There was fun and activities for all ages. Annalee Blankenship, 3,  was buckled into her car seat by her grandmother Lori Parham after visiting all the vendors.
Even man’s best friend, Honey, attended the opening  with owner Randy. The Dotson/Chihuahua mix seemed excited to visit the vendors with food and snacks.
For more information about the Farmers’ Market, call 87305770.

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