POOLER, Ga. (WTOC) – Local businesses rely on community support to get by and to thank the community for all that support, vendors from across the area gathered at Tom Triplett Park on Saturday to set up shop and help the United Way .
To set up at the market, vendors paid a fee, which went to the United Way. They were then able to open shops and do business with community members.
Businesses like Prewitt Homestead, Baked by Maggie and Big Drop Peanuts were there.
Tony Murphy of Chatham County Parks and Recreation says the idea behind the market was all-around community building.
“We’re trying to bring back the full sense of community, giving people an opportunity to go out, enjoy themselves and connect. It’s all about being able to go to a retail store and the mall, but here you have time to be quiet, to enjoy, to take your family out. There is open space to play, to run, to relax, to enjoy good food and good company,” said Deputy Director Tony Murphy.
“We love doing these pop-up markets. It is the core of our business. We do a lot of business from our home, but these markets are where we have a lot of exposure to the community. This is where people come and visit and hang out and try products, and we just love doing these open markets,” said Prewitt Homestead Owner Brian Prewitt.
In total, there were 18 sellers in the market on Saturday. And some say if given the chance, they would participate again.
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