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Vendors wanted for Downtown Spring Market

The Downtown Spring Market is already flourishing with local vendors with unique wares, but coordinator Leigh Anne Windham said more vendors are still being sought to bring even more variety to the show.

“We have several vendors lined up for the downtown spring market, from bath bombs to baked goods to arts and crafts,” Windham said. “Start your Saturday morning with us at the market, eat lunch at one of our delicious restaurants and spend the afternoon shopping at our wonderful shops and boutiques.”

The spring market is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18 on the Square.

Rita Baird of Essentials Spa and Massage said the market is a great community event.

“I’m from Selma, and this is a very different atmosphere with Troy,” Baird said. “It’s very community-oriented. I feel privileged to be able to include my product in the downtown market. The way the Square has grown and become this really fun and happening area of town has just been amazing. I’m proud to have a business down here.”

Baird started making candles out of a need in her practice and has now been crafting them for years. She will be unveiling an all-natural candle at the spring market.

“I’ve been making traditional candles for 8 to 10 years,” Baird said. “I began making natural candles this last year, so this will be my first time putting them out for the public.”

Jeff McDurmont has his spot lined up for the market as well to sell his hand-crafted bath and body products from sugar scrubs to bath bombs.

“The downtown market is a great weekend for families to get out and see what the market has to offer,” McDurmont said.

McDurmont does sell his wares online, but he has no storefront, so the market is a big deal for him and similar vendors, he said. McDurmont makes all of his products by hand.

“With the bath bombs, you’re mixing two different products together so that when water is introduced, it foams up,” McDurmont said. “You’ve got to be able to get it just right or you’ll activate the bomb when you’re trying to make I instead of actually getting them out for sale.”

Vendor applications are still being accepted for the downtown market. Anyone interested in having a spot at the market can contact Leigh Anne Windham at 334-673-2468.