Doing Good with Donuts event donates to fundraiser

One of the founders of The Open Market smiles as she hands out doughnuts to shoppers.

Mary "Cookie" Barnes hands out free doughnuts to shoppers on Saturday, Oct. 8, at The Open Market event, "Doing Good with Donuts." Photo by Madolin Welch

By Jordyn Timpson
Mason Times staff writer

The smell of doughnuts lingered in the air this weekend at The Open Market’s last event for the year, Doing Good with Donuts. The second-annual event was held at The Cobblestone Events Center at 205 Mason St., on Oct. 8-9, featuring an array of craft booths, as well as a drive for the Hats, Wraps and Mittens fundraiser. Hats, Wraps and Mittens aims to raise winter clothing for Lansing-area residents by asking shoppers to donate handmade, new or gently used winter accessories.

Vendor relations and harvest director for the market, Beth Barnes-Young said The Open Market is working with Volunteers of America, but want to be able to give to more than one organization in Ingham County.

“We’re hoping to raise 1,000 pieces. Last year, we didn’t come close to reaching our goal and we want to change that this year,” Barnes-Young said.

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