Forest Meadow Junior High’s Market in the Meadow is back on the calendar after the pandemic shutdown, and PTA volunteers are looking to recruit more vendors than ever before.

For 37 years, Market in the Meadow has drawn high quality merchants from all over the country, but shopper favorites are often the mom and pop shops offering home goods, clothing, jewelry, food and gifts not available in any shopping mall. Many times, Lake Highlands moms with a side hustle have proven to host the busiest booths.

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“We have vendors returning for their 25th year, several 10-year anniversary vendors and some who are brand new,” says event chair Dee Ann Baggett. “The money goes directly back to the 700-plus students and 100 staff members. FMJH will start construction spring of 2022 to add classrooms and space for new 6th graders, so the income from Market in the Meadow will make a huge impact this year for current and future Chargers.”

Market in the Meadow booth prices begin at $250, and vendor applications can be found here. Vendors will be promoted on the market Facebook page in the weeks before the show. Sponsors are also needed, and you may donate online here.

Baggett, who’ll have a senior and a freshman at LHHS and twins at Forest Meadow next year, began attending the event long before her kids were students at the school. The market contributes more to the community than the funds raised for student programs, she says.

“I remember walking around the market for the first time over ten years ago and being blown away by the event and the positive energy it had for everyone there. It’s a special tradition in Lake Highlands.”

Market in the Meadow will run all day Oct. 2 and 3.