Junior League’s Holiday Market Is A Big Deal.

JLCHolidayMarket1No matter how early big box retailers put out their blinking green and red displays and “Gray Thursday/Black Friday/Cyber Monday” notwithstanding, many Midland’s residents consider the Junior League of Columbia’s Holiday Market as the unofficial start to the Christmas season. This year is no different.

To start the event off right, hundreds and hundreds of friends will be at the super popular Holiday Market’s ‘Preview Party.’ The Preview Party is a big kick-off fancy/formal party that always produces a good time.

As you can tell, I’m a big fan of the Holiday Market, and the League. I know first hand how many hours are logged, and how hard the women work for the League’s various causes. Their reach is tireless and almost endless. To me, they’re a well-run machine that would be the envy of any organization I can think of.

For a few years now I/we have had the pleasure of supplying the wine and cocktail cups to all in attendance at the ‘Preview Party’ and ‘Ladies Night Out.’ We’re happy to do it! Actually, I love it. These two events always serve as some of my favorite advertising efforts, and I have tons of fun memories from years past.

A few days ago I noticed an ad stating that over the years the Holiday Market is responsible for having raised over $2 million for our community. That’s a big deal! Lemme tell ya, this is largely due to the hard work and diligence of the women that make up the Junior League of Columbia. After all, this is the most impactful organization in the Midlands! However, that’s not the whole story. Attendance and participation from the community is what makes the number swell time and again. YES!, the Junior League ignites the wildly successful event, but the support of the community makes it combust the way it needs to.

Year after year, the Holiday Market provides a BIG time for everyone. It really has something for everyone. Tux party, LNO, PJs w/ Santa, shopping, and on and on. That said, I hope everyone will be at The Cantey Building at The S.C. Fairgrounds at some event between Wednesday and Sunday!

“See You At The Market!”

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

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