We could still use a few volunteers for our biggest event of the year: The Sister Cities Yorktown, French Market, Saturday, April 22 on the Yorktown waterfront.Volunteers can contact Mark Medford at mmedfordsb3@gmail.com.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience everything from fresh farm products to fire pits, flowers, plants, herbs, French chocolate, Parisian macarons, fresh baked bread, and more. The market is meant to emulate the weekly village market in Port-Vendres, France, which has enjoyed a relationship with Yorktown since 1990.

The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown will kick off festivities. A classic car display entices visitors to imagine touring the French Countryside in style, and participation of the Virginia Chef’s Association expands culinary offerings.

Back by popular demand is the “marché aux puce,” a flea market distinguished by member donations of French linens, pottery, art, French art books, travel books, and cookbooks. Also, don’t miss the silent auction, featuring original art, home décor items, restaurant meals, and more. We are so grateful to all who have donated items from their attics and garages!

In all, more than 35 vendors will offer products and edibles. Sister Cities Yorktown members will staff a French Wine Garden for refreshment in addition to the flea market and silent auction. Event proceeds support activities of Sister Cities Yorktown, which this year include two student exchanges and one citizen exchange. Citizens from York County will be traveling to Port-Vendres in July to celebrate the French national holiday, Bastille Day. York County high school students recently returned from a 10-day visit with French students.

See you there!