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Flea market provides income for families in need

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Updated: 11/02/2013 9:42 pm
ACKERMAN, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Choctaw County Mississippi State University Extension Service is working to help families bring in some extra income.

The extension service held a flea market Saturday at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 15.

The market is one of 11 projects the service utilizes for its Turning the Tide on Poverty program.

More than 20 vendors from around the county set up booths to sell products.

The extension service does not take any of the money the vendors make.

The county's extension service coordinator said this program has brought the community closer together.

"We've had people joining us to work on these projects that may not have volunteered otherwise and we have gotten to know a lot of people through this effort," MSU Extension Service County Coordinator Juli Hughes said.

Hughes said the Turning the Tide on Poverty program is in the process of making a resource guide for the county and is also raising money to build a walking track.
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