Waytonka Club Hosts May 15 Spring Marketplace
A volunteer organization with deep roots in the community will be hosting a special fundraiser on Saturday. The Waytonka Club is a women’s service organization that started as an organization of nurses in the 1930s. They are still helping out the community through a series of fundraisers, like the one on May 15.
“Waytonka was started in 1937 by nurses who wanted to help families in need,” explains Deborah Arvidson, a member. “So, they started raising funds and giving scholarships to high school students in the medical field. We’ve continued that mission.”
Along with money raised going toward scholarships, the group also raises money for the Crisis Nursery, two local safe houses and Interfaith Outreach.
The fundraiser on Saturday runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners.
“We are going to have an outdoor marketplace, with vendors from things like Norwex,” said Shawn Ackerman, one of the volunteers. “There will be some bakers that do specialty goods, crafters and potters.”
Ackerman says there will also be food trucks in attendance.
To learn more, visit the group’s Facebook Page.