Photo by Dianne Stefanini - Judith Masura and Cindy Colson at last years event.
The United Methodist Women or UMW of Chehalis is holding its annual Mint City Market on November 8 and 9 at the Chehalis United Methodist Church located at 16 S. Market Blvd, Chehalis. This year's market is coordinated by Dianne Stefanini, who has been involved in the last five yearly markets. You will find a collection of vendors selling local crafts, art, rustic designs, and more. The vendors this year, as with past, are from all over locally with a few from the church.
All funds raised from the market stay local and are distributed and spent down completely on missions such as Eceap, a free preschool, Safe Family Ministries, The Lewis County Gospel Mission, which this time of year focuses on the winter needs of those in need, and students in need.
UMW is a national organization that has local chapters all across the nation. The local chapter here in Chehalis is a busy one full of many women who devote their love, time, and energy to Jesus, and their community.
It sounds like every event thus far has been a success with vendors and customers who thoroughly enjoyed the overall experience. Dianne has stated that the comradery amongst the vendors and coordinators and the connections made are always felt strongly. The hustle and bustle of preparation are always worth it -- every time.
You can reach out to the local UMW with any questions or concerns at 360-748-7334 or find more about the event on Facebook by typing in UMW Mint City Market.