JWL of Canfield hosts 47th annual Fall Market

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Members of the Junior Women’s League of Canfield celebrated the 47th year of their Fall Market on Sept. 17. Members included Marnie Murphy, Diane Smythe, Mary Ann Dwyer, Nancy Dove, Karen Marcu and Nancy Zatchok.


Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Angiuli’s Farm Market sold seasonal fruits and vegetables at the Junior Women’s League of Canfield’s Fall Market on Sept. 17.


Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Cathy Karafa, Andrew Karafa and Kim Casey sold their wood crafts at the Junior Women’s League of Canfield’s Fall Market on Sept. 17. Andrew does all the woodwork, while Casey executes all the detail painting.



The Junior Women’s League of Canfield hosted its 47th annual Fall Market on the Green on Sept. 17, with a record number of 191 vendors set up for visitors to peruse.

“We have a record number of vendors this year with 191, which we are very excited about,” said Diane Smythe, Junior Women’s League of Canfield member.

The vendors offered a variety of items, including fall and winter holiday crafts, jewelry, homemade baked goods, personalized items, fruits and vegetables, and antiques and collectibles. Several service organizations were also on hand to inform visitors of their purpose and services.

The Fall Market is a group effort among the members of the Junior Women’s League of Canfield and is the organizations largest annual fundraiser. Members of the Junior Women’s League of Canfield were on hand all day to help, including selling 50/50 raffle tickets. Peggy Rowe served as Fall Market chairperson.

“We all work together to make this day a success,” Smythe said.

Proceeds from the Fall Market fund three $1,000 scholarships given to high school seniors each spring. Proceeds are also donated to various local community charities and organizations, such as the Beatitude House, Operation Blessing, War Vets Museum, the Canfield library, Canine Companions, Relay for Life, Robotics Club, First Night Canfield, Concerts on the Green, Special Olympics and Heifer International.

“We help organizations and charities primarily in Canfield, but we also branch out to the tri-county to whoever needs help. We also contribute internationally,” Smythe said.

Several sponsors helped the Junior Women’s League of Canfield with the Fall Market this year, including Bob and Chuck Eddy Chrysler, Cortland Bank, Top Flite Financial, Boak and Sons, Inc., C.A.R.S. of Canfield, Creekside Fitness, Howard Hanna of Canfield, Lane Funeral Home, Lane Life Corp., Photography by Paul Witkowski, RT Vernal Paving, Tri-State Investigations, White House Fruit Farm, Panera Bread of Canfield, Camelot Lanes, Cocca’s Pizza and Piper’s Printing.

Any vendors interested in next year’s Fall Market, set for Sept. 16, 2017, may call Smythe at 330-503-8202 for pre-registration information. For Junior Women’s League of Canfield membership information, call Dr. Marnie Murphy at 330-360-5215. The organization meets the third Thursday of each month.