ARCADIA – A Norman firefighter with a young family is battling cancer, and the Arcadia Farmers Market fall market day on Oct. 26 will help raise funds for his medical expenses.
Levi Wilkins, 32, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 adrenal cancer, according to Lori Seagraves, manager of the Arcadia Farmers Market. He is currently undergoing two forms of chemotherapy and traveling for treatment to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, but if he is physically able he will attend the fundraiser, Seagraves said.
Wilkins, an Edmond native, is the son of farmers market vendor Shari Wilkins, who has the Flatlander Coffee Co. booth. He and his wife, Emily, are the parents of Nora, age 7, and Wyatt, age 2.
Several of the vendors have already indicated they will donate a portion of their proceeds to the fundraiser, and space is available for more vendors.
“It’s really important that we support our first responders,” Seagraves said.
The market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Division Street and Historic Highway 66. Vendors will offer pumpkins, gourds, hay bales and other fall decorating items, along with farm-fresh meat, eggs and fall garden produce. Early Christmas shoppers will find handcrafted jewelry and decorative items, gift baskets and health and beauty products made from all-natural ingredients.
The Edmond Fire Department will bring a firetruck to the farmers market from 10 a.m. to noon for “touch-a-truck” with the young market visitors.
For more information or to rent booth space, call Seagraves at 405-226-0346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.