Montana church sells crafts at farmers market, gives back to local missions

July 25, 2018
Left photo: Dar Clark poses with one of her sets at the farmer's market; Right photo: Church members set up shop at the Dillon Farmer's Market (left to right) Marilyn Batchelor, Lillian Hegstad, Dar Clark; photos courtesy of Janey Eudaily

Submitted by Janey Eudaily
Lay Member, Dillon Grace United Methodist Church, Dillon, Montana

Members of Dillon Grace United Methodist Church (UMC) in Dillon, Montana use their time at the Dillon Farmers Market to give back to local missions. The Saturday market hosts a variety of vendors, ranging from bakeries to craftsmen. The members of Dillon Grace UMC sell hand-made baby blankets, caps, burp bibs, and onesies. The group has met weekly to sew these flannel blankets and caps (it takes six hours to knit a baby-sized cap!).

What does the church do with their profit? Last year, members donated proceeds to the city library's summer reading program. They also gave funds to a program at the local elementary school to purchase special tee shirts.

"This project is to benefit local missions," reported Janey Eudaily, a member of the church. 

You can visit this group at the Dillon Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 22