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Market Day at ACV

Visitors enjoyed Market Day and the village-wide yard sale held last Saturday at ACV in Dowling Park. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

L-R Vendor Lisa James, three year old Leah from Mayo, was out with her mom, Amber, shopping. Her first time being here. She loved the rings. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

By Tami Stevenson

The hustle and bustle began early in the morning as shoppers turned out for the Advent Christian Village Market Day and village wide yard sale last Saturday in Dowling Park.

Like many others from the area, three year old Leah, of Mayo, came out for the day as well. Leah was quickly learning the fine art of shopping under the tutelage of her mother, Amber, as she looked for just the right bling at a jewelry booth in the Village Square. She marveled wide-eyed at all of the beautiful things to see. Talking like a small adult with the vender and listening carefully to the answers Lisa James gave her about the Paparazzi jewelry she was selling, Leah soaked it all in like a sponge as it was her first time there. She especially liked the rings.

ACV resident Audrey Barfuss was out walking her neighbor’s dog, Ralph, while visiting the vendors. Actually, she was doing all the walking as Ralph, 14 years old, has hip problems and sat in a dog stroller curiously watching all the movement of customers and vendors around him.

Everything from smoked meats and homemade breads to woodworking and lapidary was available at the village. Ashley Holcomb brought her yard sale wares for the day and saw the children’s toys go quickly. Many ACV residents held yard sales of their own and visitors enjoyed following the garage sale signs to many of the homes. Lines of vehicles bustled throughout ACV with visitors not wanting to miss the exploration of any yard sale.

Market Day is normally held the first Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. in the Village Square at ACV.

Ralph, 14, loved watching all the people from his dog stroller.
-SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

Steven and Mary Bridges from The Grill Team sell mouthwatering whole smoked meats like Boston Butts, ribs and chicken each Market Day. Customers may place their orders with Tony Harmon at the Village Grocer throughout the month. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

Patty Medina is a regular at Market Day selling breads and muffins. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson