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Farmers market honors a memory while helping the needy

By: Wendy Enneking Email
By: Wendy Enneking Email

The Lexington Farmers Market was once again a popular downtown destination this weekend with shoppers stocking up on fresh food produced locally. But there was also a booth that is only set up one Saturday of market season. Nothing was sold at the booth but lots of food was collected.

"This is our third year and we always do it on the Saturday right around the anniversary of the crash," said Lois Turner.

Turner is the widow of Dr. Larry Turner who died when Comair flight 5191 crashed four years ago. To honor his memory, she chose to set up a food donation booth at the market. Everything she collects goes to the Lexington Rescue Mission. It's something she says her late husband would have supported.

"He worked with farmers markets throughout the state and he was also very concerned about the less fortunate," Turner said.

Turner anticipates that some $1500 in food and monetary donations was raised for the Lexington Rescue Mission at Saturday's market.


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