BY ALEXANDER WILLIS
Spring Station Middle School in Spring Hill is set to kick off its eighth annual Holiday Station Marketplace this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring well over 100 vendors, food trucks, live music and performances and more.
All proceeds for the event will be going towards helping support the Spring Station Middle School band in purchasing equipment such as instruments, chairs, stands and more.
“It’s just a great way to start the first of December off with having a place to go do your Christmas shopping,” said Rikki Hack, who has helped organized the event since its inception eight years ago. “There’s so many things to choose from; lots of homemade items, baked goods, candies, all kinds of woodwork and pottery, boutique clothing. We don’t really have anything on this level in this area.”
The marketplace has proved to be a hit with the Spring Hill community in the past, with Hack saying last year’s turnout saw more than 1,000 attendees.
The event will feature live performances from Stage Right School of Performing Arts, as well as from local musician StevieRocks. The event will also have gift-wrappings for holiday shoppers for their convenience.
Food trucks featured at the event include Greedy’s Food Truck, Big A’s Street Grub, Southern Roots/Iliganoa’s, Coffee Erica’s and Touch of Taste Mac Attack.
As previously mentioned, 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards supporting the Spring Station Middle School band, helping students who otherwise can’t afford their own instruments.
“Every bit of it goes straight to the band department,” Hack said. “It’s gotten really big, and it just allows [them] to do so much more with the band department.”
Admission to the event is $3, and may be purchased at the door. The event will take place at Spring Station Middle School, located at 1000 Spring Station Road, Spring Hill, TN 37174.