If you are looking for an excuse to get out and enjoy the spring weather this weekend, Pembroke is hosting two events to help you do that.
The annual Spring Flea Market will take place on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers are expecting approximately 80 vendors to take part in the event, selling everything from baked goods to yard sale items and new merchandise from independent consultants and local artisans.
On Sunday, The Downtown Development Authority will be sponsoring the Pembroke Tour of Homes from 1 until 6 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 each and can be purchased at city hall during business hours or from the DDA booth on Saturday at the Flea Market.
This tour is the public’s chance to get a peek behind some of Pembroke’s historic doors. Five homes, the Old City Jail and two historic churches will be on display. Two events are scheduled: the orientation at 1 p.m. at city hall and a concluding program at Mount Moriah Church at 6 p.m. Participants will have a map and information on the other stops to visit in any order they choose.
You’ll also have the chance to visit DDA Director Alex Floyd at the Old City Jail. And rumour has it, he will soon be spending a night there, the first person to do so in 50 years.
Not as the result of bad behavior, however, but the consequence of a recent Facebook challenge to increase the number of followers on the DDA’s official Facebook page. Floyd feels a special connection to the historic jail as the land it sits on was donated to the city by his ancestor who was, according to Floyd, also its first occupant.