The Bridge invites all in the Upland community to get some coffee and shop from a variety of high-quality local vendors on Nov. 9 at their annual Autumn Market.
A local coffee shop on the streets of Upland just a couple of miles away from Taylor, the Bridge sources local organic ingredients and find it their mission to be a bridge for their local communities and a gathering place for all. The Autumn Market is coordinated by Jamie Hughes (’13), manager of The Bridge.
According to Hughes, many vendors are attending this event including Jenuine Creations and Helping Hands. The vendors will sell items such as handcrafted mugs, candles, jewelry and prints. Jenni Webb, owner and operator of Jenuine Creations, will be at this event for her third year in a row.
This year Webb will be selling her line of skin and body care products, and her daughter will be selling hand-knit blankets, lava rock bracelets, friendship bracelets and paintings.
“My favorite part is seeing members from the community and getting to chat with them and see how they’re doing,” Webb said. “Another favorite is shopping for Christmas presents for the people on my list from other creatives.”
Past Autumn Market events have had an estimated 500 people in attendance, and The Bridge looks forward to another great year. There are many ways for Taylor students to get involved, including becoming a vendor.
To participate in this event as a vendor, email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for one of the five remaining slots. Applicants should include their name and images of the work they want to sell. A $25 booth fee is required and comes with free coffee and two cinnamon rolls for the day.
Freshman Kinsley Rushing is very excited about this upcoming event.
“I love going to The Bridge, and can’t wait to see the market,” Rushing said.
The Bridge invites everyone to come out to their location at 138 N Main St, Upland, IN 46989 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring a friend, grab a latte and browse the many unique pieces at this year’s Autumn Market.