To the editor:

To the editor:

On behalf of the Reynoldsburg Farmers Market start-up committee -- Mike Baisden, Lucas Haire, Jason Shamblin, Sandy and Chris Long, Preston Stearns and Delayne Williams -- I would like to thank the community for its overwhelming support of the market during its first year of operation.

From day one, with over 800 people in attendance, you made it abundantly clear to us that the market was something that was needed within the community and that Huber Park was the best location for it. Throughout the season, your growing attendance of nearly 1,200 people each week enabled us to increase the number of vendors from seven to 20 during the peak weeks of the growing season.

Vendors were not only impressed with the support, but also the friendliness of the people in Reynoldsburg. Likewise, many of you shared with us how you renewed old friendships and met new people while attending the market.

We look forward to bringing you all back together next summer, at which time we hope to include a cooking class, occasional entertainment and some additional vendors who were unable to attend this year due to prior commitments.

Not only do we want to thank our great customers, we also want to thank Heartland Bank for its generous sponsorship, Ohio Select for our market team shirts, the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department, and the Reynoldsburg Economic Development Inc. (REDI) board.

With everyone's support, we were able to achieve a highly successful project that truly brought the community together.

Nadine Morse

Manager

Reynoldsburg Farmers Market