The New Edinburg Farmers Market grand opening will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 20, with a community wide garage sale along Arkansas 8 in the downtown area.


At 8 a.m., a 5k Run/Walk plus a one mile fun walk will be held at the corner of Arkansas 8/Farm to Market Road. Forms can be picked up from sponsors West Warren Bank and FBT Bank & Mortgage at Fordyce or Rison.


Gwen Paul, administrator at the Cleveland County Health Department, will conduct blood pressure checks, breath carbon monoxide testing and distribute educational information.


Diane Clement, County Extension Agent-Family and Consumer Sciences for Cleveland County, will provide information on healthy eating and cooking.


Following the race, the farmers market will open at 9 a.m. in the old volunteer fire department building at 6350 Arkansas 8 in the historic downtown district. Interested farmers market vendors may contact Linda Boyter at 501-687-3242 for additional information.


Garage sale participants can contact Melody Spears at 510-6388 and additional race information can be provided by Roger McClellan 643-0150. Sponsors also include Exterminating Services Company (Esco), new supporter this year, according to a press release from Patricia C. McClellan, secretary, Re-New-ing Edinburg.