Mountain Family Fun Market Day set for May 27

MOUNTAIN — The second annual Mountain Family Fun Market Day puts the F-U-N in fundraising!

Come on out and enjoy children`s games, Vanderlaand – The Barynyardzoo, barbecue and vendors, all in support of the House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain.

The event will also feature a walk-a-thon, where participants will come across fun activity centers along the way. You can pledge for the walk-a-thon with cash or cans. All proceeds from the Mountain Family Fun Market Day will go towards essential programming at the HOL, such as the food bank.

The event is set for May 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will be held at Mountain Memorial Park, located at 10480 Clark Road in Mountain.
Spaces are still available for vendors and interested parties are asked to contact Kim Merkley, client services coordinator with HOL, by calling (613)-989-3830 or emailing The cost is $20 to set-up a table, with all funds going towards the HOL.

“Come out and support the community and have fun while you do it,” said Merkley. “The Mountain Family Fun Market Day is the kick-off for our Every Plate Full campaign. The fundraising goal is $3,000 and 3,000 cans.”

This year, the Every Plate Full campaign runs from May 23 to June 9. To donate to the campaign, visit and select the HOL as the recipient of your funds or food.

Nationview Public School in South Mountain is helping the HOL reach their goal by holding a food drive. Other area schools are encouraged to hold their own food drives to help keep `Every Plate Full` in the community.

For more information about the Mountain Family Fun Market Day or the Every Plate Full campaign, visit the HOL website at

About the HOL
The HOL opened its doors in 1986. For over 30 years, the HOL has supported individuals and families in the community through outreach programs and other essential services. Each month, over 100 local families are served through the food bank. By supporting the HOL, you are supporting people in your own community. The HOL is also supported by their own Household Goods Store and Thrift Store, located at 2245 Simms Street in Mountain, where treasures are recycled. Stop by and check out the selection of discounted clothing, home décor, furniture, sporting goods, toys, books, movies and more! There is something for everyone! Every cent that comes in through both stores goes towards supporting local people in need.


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