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Farmers’ Market to feature free lemonade and books for kids

News PhotoThe Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market on June 17 will feature a free craft table, lemonade and a Children’s Book Party where each child will receive a free book. Information about Drake Head Start will be available, as well as information about hearing problems and possible solutions from Dr. Sandra Hobson.

In addition, Iowa Barnstormers arena football players will make a special appearance. 

The market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 30 in the parking lot of First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave. Free parking is available for shoppers across from the market on the east side of 25th Street. 

More than 20 vendors will offer Iowa-grown produce, baked goods, snacks, meals, sandwiches and crafts. Four vendors will have wireless equipment to accept bank debit cards, VISA, Discover and MasterCard credit cards, as well as Electronic Benefit Transfer cards. 

IFMNP/WIC checks and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition checks are welcome at the market. 

Entertainment will be provided weekly, as well as educational and informative guests. The market has a health tent, where free blood pressure checks and blood sugar tests will be available every week. 

A coloring contest for children and teens ages 5 -18 will begin June 17. Entries will be available at the market from June 17 through July 15. Prizes for three age categories are “market money” and winners will be announced July 22. Details are available at the market’s Web site

The market is a nonprofit, community project sponsored by First Christian Church, the Drake Neighborhood Association and Drake University. For more information, call Ginny Gieseke at 515-277-6951. 

Activities scheduled for upcoming market days include: 

June 24 

  • Four Your Health — Representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association will provide information on their services to families and caregivers
  • Free Face Painting