The Atchison Juneteenth Committee will sponsor a Blood Pressure Clinic at the Atchison Farmers’ Market this coming Saturday, June 4th. They will also have t-shirts and information available in support of the celebration.
In addition to the Apple Bus company recruiting for bus drivers, the Market is offering the Benedictine Student International Business Council the opportunity to explain the program they are sponsoring. It is “Water with Blessings”.
In 2006 a group of people realized that many illnesses were caused by polluted water and began looking for an inexpensive way to bringing clean water to a marginal neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. A chance encounter at a 2007 mission conference led to the Sawyer PointONE water filtration system.
The idea was simple: put state of the art water filters into the hands of mothers and train them to provide clean water, not just for their own families, but for others in the community as well. Passionate about health for their children, dedicated, determined, and generous in spirit, these “Water Women” became our “state of the heart” solution.
The students will be showing how this simple water filter works. Water with Blessings is currently helping those in need of clean water in Haiti, Honduras, Uganda, the Phillipines, and, in the U.S., the Navajo Nation. They will accept donations for the project for anyone interested in the project.
Of course, the Market will be featuring our usual vendors with an abundance of produce, baked goods and other homemade items. Come by and say hello to your local Market friends!
The Atchison Farmers’ Market is part of our local community. As such, AFM supports activities in the community. On this market day, Saturday, September 11, we will have two public service events at the Market. Both will be at tables in the Market plaza area (under the 5th Street viaduct.)
There is a great need in our community, in fact across the U.S., for school bus drivers. The Apple Bus company will have a table at the Market with information for anyone interested in a job.
Also, the Kansas Black Farmers Association, will be at the Market with information about the vaccines that are available to help stop COVID 19. They welcome you to stop by with responsible questions about the vaccines and where they can be obtained. They received a federal grant to help promulgate information to help quell the pandemic.
Great weather to come to the Atchison Farmers’ Market tomorrow. Fourteen (14) vendors will be there – maybe more. See their lists on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket