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Market Days Marks 54 Years

Tom Flanigan

This weekend was the 54th Annual Market Days at the North Florida Fairground to benefit the Tallahassee Museum. There were tens-of-thousands of eager shoppers checking out the goods from 300 vendors.

Among those vendors was Kathleen Furness, a retired school principal from Ponte Vedra Beach. She said it was her second time at Market Days.

"This year we have expanded our product line to include a lot of nativity work with sea shells that we're finding on the beach at Ponte Vedra."

There was also former Tallahasseean - now Atlantan - Robin Rodgers and his raku pottery.

"I have seen so many of my friends!" he exclaimed. "That's the biggest thing that I miss about being in Atlanta is all of the wonderful people that we've come to know and love here in Tallahassee over 35 years and those friendships are still here."

The 2-day event generates about 10 percent of the Tallahassee Museum's yearly budget.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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