Farmers Markets in Washington County
Three markets are available to purchase produce, crafts and other merchandise in Washington County.
The Washington County Artisans and Farmers Market will be open every Saturday at the Pekin Park. Items available include fresh produce, baked goods, flowers,plants and homemade crafts. Additional information is available by calling Kevin Mutschler at 967-2127 or Alan Bishop at 620-7115.
The Washington County Farmers Market is open on Saturdays, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. The market is located at the Washington County Fairgrounds,in Salem, at the bottom of the hill.
Home Pride Network has a market for farmers, artisans, and small home businesses on Friday nights (weather permitting) from 5-9 pm. The market is located behind Auto Zone in Salem.
The Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery
In a joint press conference held on Tuesday April 16th at Salem Speedway, the Hoosier Lottery and Salem Speedway announced a naming rights partnership for the historic southern Indiana speedway that will extend through the 2015 season.
The three-year agreement, that begins immediately, calls for the track to be referred to as The Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery.
“This is certainly a great day for Salem Speedway,” said track general manager Richard Deaton. “We are extremely honored to join forces with the Hoosier Lottery in this marketing partnership.
“The Hoosier Lottery benefits Indiana residents from all across the state,” said Deaton, “and we’re looking forward to featuring their brand of fun and excitement right here at Salem Speedway.”
The partnership marks the first track naming rights in the 67-year history of the speedway, which first opened for business in June of 1947.
Visit www.salemspeedway.com for additional information.
YMCA to Honor Service Members
During the month of April, the Washington County Family YMCA will lead Washington County in a Salute to our Soldiers, by honoring local service members and their families.
The YMCA has outlined weekly challenges for Washington County residents during the month of April, which includes wearing yellow, writing letters of support, donating care package items and prayer. The Saturday following each weekly challenge will be an opportunity for member of the community to give back an hour to our service men and women by setting yard signs, making cards, packing care packages and attending Health Kids Day where service members' children will be guests of honor. A community photo will be taken to send to our troops along with their family's photo.
To accompany the community challenges each week,the YMCA will host a family support group each Thursday in April, in the lobby of the YMCA from 6 - 7 pm. The family support group is open to all ages and will be a way for family members and loved ones of service men and woment to share and support each other. Child care is provided from ages 6 months to 12 years.