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Union County Farm and Craft Market's Opening Day Set for June 18

Daniel Prince

Opening coincides with annual Juneteenth celebration in downtown Union

The Union County Farm and Craft Market will have its official opening for the 2022 season on Saturday, June 18, from 7:30 to noon. The season-opening event will feature fresh, locally grown produce, along with cooking demonstrations, live music, and activities and games. Union County Foodshare pick-ups will take place at the Farmers’ Market from now on, as well.

It also serves to kick off the community’s 2nd-annual Juneteenth celebration, which will then move downtown from Pinckney Street to the L.W. Long Community Resource Center on Main Street across from the courthouse. The Union County Community Remembrance Project will host a remembrance program, rededicating the three historical markers honoring the lynching victims in Union County, along with a video collage, recognizing descendants of lynching victims, and announcing tours of the UCCRP Historical Room in the L.W. Long Community Resource Center. There will be many vendors on hand, set up in different themed villages like last year. There will be an Artist Collective set up at The Depot for artists to sell and display and help with a live art installation. A kids zone with bouncy houses, arts, crafts, and games will be set up. There will be music going on that day, as well. A scholarship will be given to a student from Union County, with details on that to be announced.

Toward the end of the celebration, they will hold a fundraiser at the L.W. Long Community Resource Center to help preserve the Union Community Hospital founded by Dr. L.W. Long. There will be food, a car show, live music, DJ, and beverages by Tipsy Running. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook and search for UCCRP Juneteenth Celebration 2022.

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