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Wednesday deadline set for vendors

There will be at least 47 vendors at the first-ever Three Notch Market event set for Sat., May 1, and there’s still room for more.

Sponsored by the Andalusia Junior Woman’s Club, the day is being called an “arts and crafts fair” featuring local talent and vendors.

Amy Dugger, AJWC Three Notch Market chairperson, said Wednesday is the deadline for vendors.

“There is going to be tons to see and tons to do there Saturday,” Dugger said. “We’ve got a host of local businesses who are bringing wares; artists, jewelry makers – you name it. We even have someone from Atlanta coming down to give out gardening tips.

“If you have something you’d like to showcase, we have to know by Wednesday,” she said. “We still have to figure out where everyone is going to be.”

The open-air market style event will be held in the Farmer’s Market on Historic Central Street from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Tickets are $3 per person and are available at MaryAnn’s on the Court Square or at the gate. Vendor applications are also available at MaryAnn’s or at the Andalusia Chamber of Commerce. There will be a $100 booth fee and a $25 jury fee.

Food will also be available throughout the day, as well as local entertainment and a 5K race and one-mile fun run will also be held as part of the Three Notch Market activities.

Pre-registration for the run/race will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Fri., April 30, at the Andalusia Chamber of Commerce.

The 5K race will begin at 8 a.m. from the square and will take runners in the Andalusia High School “neighborhood” and ends at CCB Community Bank, where the fun run will begin at 9 a.m. The Fun run will be to Stanley Avenue and back.

Walkers are welcome, and awards will be given to the top five male and female runners in the 5K and to the top five males and females 12 and under in the Fun Run.

Registration is $20 for the 5K, and $15 for the fun run. There also is a no T –shirt registration option for $10. Runners also may register at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race.

“With this being our first year, we can’t say how grateful we are to have had so much interest,” Dugger said. “It’s going to be a great day.”

All money raised will be donated back to the community through such organizations as the Jr. Miss program, Covington County and Andalusia City schools, Crossover’s Women’s Ministry and the Covington Arts Council.

For additional information, see the Three Notch Market Web site at ajwcthreenotchmarket.webs.com or the Three Notch Market Facebook page.