Aspasians celebrates 50 years with Fall Marketplace

Aspasians celebrates 50 years with Fall Marketplace
Aspasians is a volunteer group of women who live in Rockwall County and dedicate their time and talents to the service of others. Photo by Natalie Simpson.

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 26, 2022) Aspasians welcomes everyone to its Fall Marketplace from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Wilkerson Sanders Memorial Stadium, 1215 TL Townsend in Rockwall.

Rain or shine, over 200 vendors will be showcased, offering a variety of unique products and experiences. All booth rental fees and bottled water sales fund scholarships for Rockwall County high school seniors.

Since 1972, the ladies of Aspasians have worn their traditional navy blue aprons to host Marketplace. The bond of the group members is strong as they strive to create an atmosphere of social belonging and life-long friendships.

“Over the past 50 years, Aspasians has had the privilege of granting over $1.5 million in college scholarships to Rockwall County students.  This would not be possible without the support of our community who faithfully shop at Marketplace, our vendors whose participation in our Marketplace funds our scholarships, and every Aspasians member past and present who have poured their hearts and time into this organization,” said Ashley Farha, Aspasians president.

“Thank you to each of you who have played a role in this success. And thank you to our founding members, who 50 years ago began this organization that gives women the opportunity to come together to love and support others in such a meaningful way.”

In addition to Farha, the Aspasians Executive Committee includes First VP/Programs Erica Easley, Second VP/Membership Lauren Wheeler, Treasurer Caitlin Coppler, Parliamentarian Kendra Nottingham, Scholarship Treasurer Shanan Richard, and Marketplace Chair Leslie Coppler. Appointed officers are April Hogan, Noelle Fontes, Megan Patterson, Lauren Wheeler, Ashley Cornwell, Amanda Davis, Candace Gillespie, and Jerolyn Finnell.

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