Hardy Oak’s first Market and Wellness Fair a success

 By noon nearly 300 people had perused the many items for sale at Saturday’s Market Days and Wellness Fair, and there was still two hours to go. Despite this being the first fair hosted by Hardy Oak Elementary School the outpouring of community support had already convinced organizers the event was a definite hit.
 
“So far it’s been very successful,” said fair organizer Kelley Ebin. “Everyone’s very excited.”
 
Held at the school, the event included roughly 50 vendors selling a wide range of goods, including candles, jewelry, customized children’s clothing and handbags. Vendors paid an exhibitor fee, with funds supporting Hardy Oak’s fourth grade field trip to Austin, taken every year after the class completes their studies of Texas history.
 
Saturday’s event also supported NEISD Superintendent Dr. Richard Middleton’s asthma and wellness initiative. A handful of service groups, including SAPD, the Leukemia Society and the American Heart Association, were on hand to promote wellness in the school and the community.
 
So as vendors and organizers tried to grab a quick lunch break as even more people walked through the school doors, there was only one question left to ask: Will this become an annual event?
 
“I hope so,” said Ebin.