New Albany News

Rotary's breakfast added to final indoor market


The New Albany Rotary Club will hold its third annual pancake breakfast in conjunction with the last indoor New Albany Farmers Market on March 8 at the Church of the Resurrection, 6300 E. Dublin-Granville Road.

Marilyn Hughes, the club's past president, said club members decided to move the pancake breakfast from another church building and start at 8 a.m. to coincide with the farmers market.

Hughes said market vendors will be able to eat before the market opens at 9 a.m.

Both events end at noon.

The breakfast costs $5 for adults and is free for children.

Hughes said funds raised will be used to send two New Albany High School juniors to a leadership assembly and purchase dictionaries for New Albany third-graders.

"We're a small club but we are growing really fast and we've got a bunch of younger people excited about getting involved in things," Hughes said.

She said the Rotary Club was founded seven years ago and she hopes to have 30 members by the summer.

"One of the interesting things about our Rotary is that we have people who live in German Village, Dublin and Pickerington who are members," Hughes said.

Members who live outside of New Albany attend the two monthly meetings, held at 8:05 a.m. the first two Wednesday mornings of each month at the Rusty Bucket in Market Square, and the evening social events held one Wednesday evening a month at the Rusty Bucket.

Kristen Ferguson, marketing director for Healthy New Albany, the nonprofit organization that started the farmers market, said the last indoor market will feature chef Alfonso Contrisciani of Plate doing a cooking demonstration; the Franklin County Humane Society; the Center Stage Singers of New Albany; food trucks; and the 30 market merchants.

The outdoor farmers market will resume June 26. It will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 4 at Market Square.

Ferguson said the outdoor market will feature 60 vendors, food trucks, weekly entertainment and a new arts space on the green with artists' work for sale.

Ferguson said the arts section will include candles, paintings and jewelry at different times throughout the market season.