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FREE ADMISSION: Check Out the First West Potomac Marketplace Saturday, May 13

Starting at 10 a.m., the event supports the Wolverine Athletic Booster Club

ice cream scoopers (Photo: Maritza Maxwell, Hutch Skills)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The first West Potomac Marketplace happens this Saturday, May 13. Just in time for Mother’s Day, it’s the perfect opportunity to buy a gift. And admission is free.

Every penny raised during the event will go toward the Wolverine Athletic Booster Club to support the high school’s athletic programs. The funds will help purchase uniforms, pay for field maintenance, and more.

Photo: Lore Potoker, Potoker Pottery

With 52 vendors appearing, organizers want to make the event a success. Maritza Maxwell told The Zebra they hope to make the event annual or biannual. (Hatch Skills, her company, is a participating vendor.)  The vendors are all local to Northern Virginia.

Handcrafts and a variety of goods will be for sale. They include but are not limited to:leather goods, jewelry, soaps and candles, books, fine art, fabric bags, dog accessories, painted rocks, wreaths, and wooden charcuterie boards.

A silent auction is also planned.

“Most of our vendors have donated a handcrafted item to our Silent Auction,” Maxwell told The Zebra. “We will have around 60 items for auction from 10a.m.-3:30p.m, including the beautiful pottery bowl pictured that is a perfect gift to a graduating Wolverine! We will also have around a dozen sports memorabilia to bid on as well.”

Photo: Adam Stampfel, Sophisticate Supply

Youth can have fun too. Take part in a scavenger hunt, find all 12 mascots, and win a prize.

The Marketplace will be held in the West Potomac High School gyim from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. West Potomac is located at 6500 Quander Road.

Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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