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Hillsville VFW Flea Market is Back in Business


he VFW Post 1115 Memorial Day Flea Market and Gun Show returned on May 28 in Hillsville, bringing back a semblance of normal with participants and vendors keeping it social….even in a socially-distanced format.

Doug Wagoner and Nikki Wilkins of “Wagoner’s Sweets and Eats” were rolling out a new food trailer with frozen, dipped bananas on a stick and gourmet popcorn prominently displayed. Wagoner also sells CBD products. This marked the first and biggest outdoor festival he and partner Nikki Wilkins, both are from Wilkesboro, have been a part of recently.

“The pandemic really hurt us pretty bad. We’ve been waiting for this event…,” said Wagoner. “It’s going to be a good weekend.”

He said the weather, although threatening at times, had remained good for the start of the day Friday.

Wilkins previously served as a medical assistant for 12 years and quit that job to bring to life her vision of a menu with fun as a main ingredient….at no extra charge. Wilkins, like a lot of medical professionals at the front lines fighting COVID-19, left her position afterwards.

“This has been a good experience. I’ve enjoyed it, its been lots of fun,” said Wilkins. “It doesn’t feel like coming to work!”

  • Courtesy Carroll News

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