The school supply donation drive was a big success at the Brownstown Farmers Market on Tuesday. Many customers, vendors and Brownstown Township employees contributed to the donations. The supplies will be distributed to kids in need in the Woodhaven/ Brownstown School District. Items donated included backpacks, pencils, notebooks and crayons.
Principal Thomas Martin of Gudith Elementary School was pleasantly surprised with the donations. “We would like to thank the Brownstown Farmers Market and their customers for their generous support of our students,” said Mr. Martin.
Next Tuesday, August 27th is the last day of the Brownstown Farmers Market for the 2013 summer season. Farmers Market Manager, Sue Trussell said, “Our third season has been the best one, so far! We had many customers that returned each week to purchase items at the Market and our vendors were pleased with the turnout.”
For the last day, SUDDS will be joining the Market at our community booth. SUDDS – Stop Underage Drinking/Drugs is a substance abuse prevention coalition comprised of youth and adult volunteers . They will be raising awareness about substance abuse issues and answering any questions. They also have been working with local police departments to have permanent prescription drug take back boxes installed in their lobbies. The program is called Operation Medicine Cabinet.
At the last day of the Market, it has become a tradition to celebrate the Farmers Market vendors because with out their dedication, the Market would not be successful. The vendors will be receiving a free lunch and a certificate of appreciation from Brownstown Township.