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Plantersville Heritage Day event is Saturday

Plantersville will be holding a first Saturday.

The Plantersville Volunteer Fire Department will host what it hopes it the first annual Plantersville Heritage Day next to the Plantersville Volunteer Fire Department.

The idea came from Plantersville Fire Department Chief and Selma Fire Department Assistant Chief Mark Walker.

“We are doing this for two reasons,” said Mark Walker. “We wanted to raise money for the fire department, but we also wanted to do something to bring together the community.”

Walker had the idea to hold the day as a way to raise funds for the Plantersville Volunteer Fire Department.

“We haven’t had any big fundraisers for the fire department,” said Ruth Walker, one of the planners of Heritage Day. “So we decided to bring the community together and try to make a day out of it.”

According to Ruth Walker, Heritage day will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The event will have a variety of vendors from plants from local nurseries to local woodworkers, and entertainment from gospel singers throughout the day.

“We tried to get vendors who haven’t been around here,” Ruth Walker.

Mark Walker said that several of the nurseries that will be on hand selling bedding plants, the proceeds of which will go to the fire department.

“We don’t expect a whole lot of money,” said Chief Walker. “We just wanted to do something for the community.”

According to Mark Walker, finding vendors to fill the booths has been a slow process, but it is coming along.

“We are getting several vendors,” said Mark Walker. “We have gotten one or two more this week and we are picking up more. Word is starting to spread.”

The event will be free to the public.