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Be at the Center of It All: Volunteer for Edmonds' Popular Summer Market

Volunteer shifts are needed for the summer version of the market, which runs Saturdays from June 30 to Oct. 6 (except Aug. 11).

Want to go behind the scenes and help with this year's version of the Edmonds Museum Summer Market?

Volunteer opportunities are now available for the summer version of the market, which runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays from June 30 to Oct. 6. There will be no market on Aug. 11 due to A Taste of Edmonds.

The smaller version version of the market, the , has been and continues 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through June 23 at the Public Safety Lot at Fifth and Bell.

Edmonds’ Summer Market was started 18 years ago by a group of volunteers from the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society. Today, the market is still run by volunteers, and all proceeds go to support the mission of the historical society and museum.

The museum’s market committee is in need of additional people to help run their museum sales (or white elephant) booth each Saturday. Volunteers of all ages are needed to help set up and take down the sales booth, as well as sell merchandise during market hours.

This year, the sales booth will be located on the lawn area in front of the museum. 

Volunteer shifts are between two and four hours.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas

  • Booth set up, 7:-8:30 a.m. Set up shelters, set up tables, unload truck and help salespeople unpack.
  • Sales shifts, 7:30-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m-3:30 p.m. First shift: Unpack boxes, meet and greet shoppers and sell items. Second shift: meet and greet shoppers and sell items; repack boxes at end of day.
  • Booth take-down, 3-5 p.m. Help repack boxes at end of day, load truck, take down shelters, store tables and help empty the truck and reload for the next Saturday.

Those interested in volunteering can contact Bill and Katie Brougher at katiebrocker@gmail.com or call the museum at (425) 774-0900.

For more information about the Edmonds Historical Museum or the Edmonds Museum Summer Market, go to the go to the Edmonds Historical Society and Museum Web site or Facebook page.

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