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St. Mary's kicks off sixth year of Market Days

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

The sixth season of St. Mary's Market Days kicks off at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will be there for the ribbon cutting as St. Mary's celebrates another year for the east side market.

Mayor Winnecke will also be throwing out the first pitch, trying to dunk St. Mary's Foundation Director Rick Peltier into the dunk tank. Several St. Mary's leaders have volunteered for a turn in the dunk booth.

Employees lucky enough to have escaped dunk tank duty will be manning the hospital's wellness booth. They will be giving away free copies of Livewell Evansville Magazine and cutting boards. 

About a dozen vendors will be there selling fruits and veggies, cheeses, herbs and made-to-order lunch food including: 

In addition to healthy eating, the St. Mary's Foundation will also be at the market promoting their Mobile Dental Clinic Fundraising project.

At last month's golf scramble, they raised $128,865, well ahead of the expected $110,000. They're still a long way from the $650,000 needed to buy a new mobile dental clinic. The clinic serves low-income kids in our area who don't have access to regular dental services. A new clinic would serve thousands more children a year. 

You don't have to make a donation if you visit the market, but they will be accepting them.
St. Mary's Market Days runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday through September 11th.

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