Sellwood Community House Thursday Market returns for Ukrainians
The weekly Sellwood Community House summer "Thursday Market" was canceled this year — due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to remodeling projects ongoing in the organization's building at S.E. 15th and Tacoma Street.
But there was one exception this summer. On that day, the Community House hosted the lone Thursday Market of the year — presented as a "kickoff to Summerville", and in support of the Southeast Portland Ukranian community. It took place in front of their building, and in their side courtyard.
Sellwood Community House Adult Programming staffer Veronica "Ronnie" Carey told THE BEE, "We have twelve vendors here. We're selling food, and running a raffle; the profits from these are going to support Ukraine. Inside the building, we have a Ukraine cultural display, brought by people from the nearby St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
"The best things to come from this afternoon's market are helping our local vendors meet the public; listening to music; and creating a greater sense of community — particularly with our Ukrainian neighbors."
The afternoon was sponsored by the Sellwood Moreland Improvement League neighborhood association (SMILE), and the Sellwood UPS Store.
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