|Vendors pack West Liberty for big benefit|
by Lindsey Jackson · March 14, 2013
The West Liberty Community Center is scheduled to be packed with a variety of vendors on Saturday. Loretta Dominguez of Lone Tree has organized this event for the community and also to benefit Marilyn Cota’s family. Cota, who lived in West Liberty and was employed West Liberty Foods, recently lost her battle with brain cancer.
“It’s exciting knowing some proceeds will go to somebody important,” Dominguez said.
Dominguez has aranged for 46 vendors, which are different companies promoting businesess. Some examples of exhibits are crafts, woodworking, candles, photography, design, origami and housewares. Dominguez has organized vendor shows in Lone Tree and Iowa City though she is originally from West Liberty. “I just thought to try and see how it works out. Most small towns have a local or an annual show. I thought maybe if this worked out, it would become an annual thing,” she said.
Admission is free to the show which will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the community center. Money will be raised for the Cota family by sales of baked goods, a raffle and also by vendor fees.
Her past shows have benefited the cancer society or cancer survivors. Other shows she has planned will benefit people living with Down’s Syndrome and also a group home for mothers.