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Merry Marketplace-VJSL

The VJSL Merry Marketplace is November 19-20, 2016 at
the James H. Rainwater Conference Center. 


Early Bird Shopping: 8-10am      
Regular Shopping:10-6pm
Breakfast with Santa: Seatings at 9am and 10am

Regular Shopping: 12-5pm *military get in free with ID
Santa's Workshop: Sunday afternoon 

On the weekend before Thanksgiving, VJSL’s Merry Marketplace takes over the James H. Rainwater conference center and welcomes local vendors and merchants from across the south east for the annual shopping extravaganza.  Merry Marketplace has been a holiday tradition in our community for 42 years.  This year, the event was presented by Astro Extermination and had some of the highest attendance numbers to date.  Thanks to CJB Industries, our Early Bird shoppers were treated to a light breakfast and coffee while they shopped before the crowds.  They were also entered to win a Yeti prize pack from T3 Outdoors.  The Children’s Character Breakfast, which was presented by Brookfield Academy & Winnersville Elite Cheer & Dance was a sold out affair with more characters than ever before!  Santa’s Workshop was added this year for older kids and it was made possible by CBC Bank.  Children ages 5 and up included a craft station, Christmas karaoke, Santa limbo, and a Winter Wonderland photo both.  Participants enjoyed cookies, hot cocoa and a story read by Mrs. Claus!  

This year’s event featured over 100 vendors, including everything from boutique apparel and home décor to gourmet goodies and much, much more. Merry Marketplace continues to be the league’s largest fundraising event with the funds going back into the community through various projects and annual commitments to nonprofit organizations in and around Lowndes County.

We look forward to the 2016 Merry Marketplace on November 19-20 at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center! 




Past Show Chairmen:

2015  Maggie Ferguson & Michelle Parkerson
2014  Casey Langdale & Morgan Berry
2013  Alyssa Pate & Anne Rickert
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

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