By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2012
Members of Servants of the King, with the free tote bags to be given to the first 200 families at their Spring Market. (L to R): Lori Knoepfel, Vicki Wing, Krystine Gibson and Pat Bartley.
The 2nd annual Glenpool Spring Market on March 31 is sure to get shoppers in the mood for spring. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. at the Glenpool Conference Center, located at Highway 75 and 121st St., southwest of Wal-Mart.
Servants of the King, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of King of Kings Lutheran Church, will host the event. Last year’s spring market was an inaugural event for both the church and the new Glenpool Conference Center. The ladies promise an even bigger market this year, with returning favorites and many new vendors.
As many as 75 vendors will offer everything from handcrafted artisan items to home-based business products. Handmade kitchen accessories, machine embroidery towels and jackets, purses, bags, totes, wallets, handcrafted Native American jewelry, homemade barbecue sauce, homemade baked goods, and face painting for kids are just a few of the market offerings. Door prizes, donated by vendors, will be awarded throughout the day.
Proceeds from the market will support missions on a local, national and international level. Benefactors from last year’s event included Meals on Wheels, Joplin disaster relief efforts, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Glenpool Outreach Center, and a school in Honduras. Net profits will be supplemented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a faith-based membership organization that strives to help members act wisely with money and inspires them to live generously.
The first 200 families at the door will receive a free tote with coupons for local businesses. Donations of $1 or a canned good will be accepted for the benefit of Freedom House/Teen Challenge, a yearlong program for women who are serious about overcoming adverse circumstances and getting a fresh start in life. “I can’t believe such a small group puts on such a big project,” says Vicki Wing, president of the 10-member women’s group within the 110-member congregation of King of Kings Lutheran Church, known for its caring spirit and outreach to those in need. Visitors are welcome to the church at 14023 S. Casper St. in Glenpool. Worship service is at 9 a.m. and Sunday school and Bible study is at 10:30.
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.