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Wesson’s flea market tradition continues

Wesson’s annual flea market is fast approaching. As many as 150 local vendors will be attending Saturday to sell a little bit of everything.

It’s a tradition going back 48 years, and is always well attended — well enough that the Wesson Volunteer Fire Department holds the market as its sole fundraiser.

“We get a lot of support from our Wesson community and Copiah County people and Lincoln County people,” Fire Chief Ken Carraway said.

“It’s not a one-person event,” Carraway said. “It takes a lot of people to put this event on. That’s through the support of the volunteer members as well as our local businesses.”

Businesses purchase booth space from the department, but Carraway said the community giving the market their business plays a vital role in the fundraiser.

“It keeps them coming back, and it keeps the tradition going,” he said.

Vendors from a variety of businesses will fill Wesson’s downtown area for the flea market on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Other non-profit organizations, which were given the opportunity to sell food at the market, will also be raising money.

There is a possibility of rain Saturday, but Carraway said the department and the other vendors at the market aren’t deterred.

“It may rain. Bring an umbrella or poncho and keep going,” he said. “The rain is just another blessing from God. You take it and go with it.”