Saturday, February 4, 2023
Mike Livesay and Mary Ellen Grisley, of M & N Livesay, enjoyed their time Saturday selling antiques at the Junque Jamboree.

Junque Jamboree serves as earning opportunity for local church mission trip

By Jessica Wettig

The annual Junque Jamboree was held on Saturday at the Vienna Town Square from 7-3 p.m.

Event Organizer Ginger Endrizzi, Vienna Town Square Market, said the event turned out very good. She said the weather was great, and the food vendors told her they sold out by the end of the day.

In total, she said they had about 135 vendors.

The event had vendors of many kinds, including antiques; direct sales companies, produce, crafts and more.

Shelley Thomas, Dorrisville Baptist Church in Harrisburg, said she and her sons, Dylan and Luke, were selling at the event so their church can raise money for a mission trip in November.

The church gathered donations of antiques to sell at the event.

She said the group is going to Charlottesville, NC. Another group is going to Atlanta, Ga.

The trips are for Christmas donations, where the church gathers shoeboxes that volunteers place a variety of items in for children. These items include shoes, toys, bibles, buttons, and many other items.

Vendor and M & N Livesay Owner Mike Livesay, Marion, said he and Mary Ellen Grisley, Marion, have been participating in the event for nine years.

“It’s a good time,” he said. “These are good people to be with.”

Vendor Dennis Sitter, Jonesboro, said this is his second year selling antiques at the event.

“It’s a nice little show,” he said.

Customers Makayla Dewitt and Austin Adams, Anna, said the show had a lot of variety and was very interesting to attend. They also said it reminds them of the changing seasons.

“It makes you feel like fall’s coming,” said Adams.

The event had some fall and winter decorations included in some vendors’ inventory.

“We’re really happy campers,” said Debi Stahulak, Marion resident and owner of Elsie’s Attic.

She and her sister, Sherry Malone, Marion, sell at many shows, but they said this one is their favorite.


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