Merry Marketplace design2.jpg2015 Show Chairmen
Michelle Parkerson & Maggie Ferguson

Show Registration Chair
Ashley Mock
Jennifer Luckey

2015 Application
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In keeping with the rich history of our organization's Christmas Spectacular Arts & Crafts Show, Valdosta Junior Service League is proud to present an exciting event that has become one of South Georgia's favorite holiday traditions...Merry Marketplace! Merry Marketplace offers an extraordinary shopping experience showcasing the latest styles in Holiday décor, home décor, women's fashions, children's clothing, gourmet goodies and much, much more! This event will feature over 100 boutique vendors and artisans from across the Southeast, and as always, proceeds from Merry Marketplace 2015 will help fund dozens of Junior Service League community projects benefiting the health, education and welfare of Lowndes County and the surrounding areas.

We have listened to the comments and suggestions from our artists over the years, as well as the interest and expectations from the community, and are excited to add a new look and dimension to our annual holiday shopping bazaar. We hope that you will consider joining us for our Annual Merry Marketplace to be held Saturday and Sunday, November 21-22, 2014 at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center. Along with the excitement of a new look and a new twist to our show, we will be able to offer an Early Bird Event on Saturday morning from 8-10 a.m.  Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door and with the early admittance, you will be entered to win a trip courtesy of Steel's Jewelry!  Attendees will also have an opportunity to be the very first to shop with all the participating Marketplace Merchants!  And, don't forget the kids -- to further build excitement and interest for the weekend event, the Valdosta Junior Service League is hosting a Breakfast with Santa event for community kids and their parents prior to Saturday's show opening. Merry Marketplace is poised to become the official kick-off to the holiday season in South Georgia!

Thank you for your interest in our event...we look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Merry Marketplace!


Past Show Chairmen:
2012  Holle Roberts & Jennifer Steedley
2011  Alison Eubanks & Brandi Hobby
2010  Jenny Cochran & Alison Eubanks
2009  Suzan Prince & Courtney Woodward
2008  Leigh Ann Hogan & Caryn Alvarado
2007  Beth Reames & Anita Sinnott
2006  Kathi Clifton & Staci Evans
2005  Cindy McTier & Lydia Murphey
2004  Meredith Jordan & Amy Smith
2003  Gaye George & Leslie Parker
2002  Evelyn Langdale & Debra Petermann
2001  Stephanie Powell & Laura Talley
2000  Tammy Borders & Stephanie Hughes
1999  Cheryl Beall & Amy Swindle
1998  Donna Adams & Cherri Tillman
1997  Sandi Chambless & Mary Corbett
1996  Laura Hansen & Carole Newbern
1995  Becky Crosby & Judith Joseph
1994  Elaine Bridges & Vickie Wilkinson
1993  Pam Edwards & Sharon Stalvey
1992  Honey Kendrick & Denise Retterbush
1991  Pay Chitty & Susan Golden
1990  Jamie Bird & Monique Sineath
1989  Brenda Pridgen & Debbie Smith
1988  Vallye Blanton & Jan Warren
1987  Sara Holt & Merry Jo Kurrie
1986  Cathy Alday & Nancy Warren
1985  Janice Baker & Teresa Steinberg
1984  Patty Dalponte & Dawn Rodgers
1983  Marci Mathis & Leigh Smith
1982  Phyllis Drury & Ann Godbee
1981  Beverly Edwards & Caroline Harris
1980  Cindy Fann & Nancy Parris
1979  Sally Moritz & Beverly Moye
1978  Barbara Griffin & Jeneane Grimsley
1977  Peggy Gayle & Jeannie Grow
1976  Carol Baker & Jerry Powers
1975  Marsha Rudolph & Betty Dow Templeton
1974  Carreen Shapiro & Polly Talley

  May Banquet

  Merry Marketplace