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Ironton Farmers Market plans celebration day

Aug. 22, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- The Ironton Farmers Market has planned a special celebration day for Saturday, Aug. 24.

The market moved to a temporary location last weekend to make way for the annual Rally on the River. This weekend, the market has moved back home to the Depot Station, 220 S. 2nd St., Ironton.

Market Manager Sam Heighton said the market's Corn Festival on Aug. 10 was a big success, and sponsor Ironton in Bloom plans to make it an annual event. Ironton in Bloom will also be involved with the Aug. 24 "homecoming" celebration at the Farmers Market.

Here are some of the special events planned for the Aug. 24 celebration:

Ironton in Bloom will kick off its annual bulb sale by taking orders at the Farmers Market. The sale continues for three weeks and is a major fundraiser for Ironton in Bloom.

Kettle corn will be available for purchase.

Used books for all ages will be sold. They include cookbooks, novels and more.

Members of the Ironton Artists Association will be on hand, exhibiting their finished works and creating new works.

The Charley Cooke Band will play old favorites and gospel tunes beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The Ironton High School Varsity Singers will perform at 11 a.m.

All of the usual vendors will be set up, selling locally grown produce. There will also be some crafts, baked goods and other products for sale.

The market is open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. -- or when goods are sold out -- every Friday and Saturday through October.

For more information, visit http://www.orgsites.com/oh/farmers-market-ironton/index.html.

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