Some people go through Constitution Day each year without even knowing that it is the day honoring the document that shaped our nation – however, this year, High Point can’t be accused of glossing over the day because the city is celebrating the occasion in style.
The High Point Farmers Market is partnering with the Alexander Martin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to bring about the event on Saturday, Sept. 19, commemorating Constitution Day.
The city’s weekend celebration will be a couple of days late because, each year, the day is officially celebrated on September 17. It was on that day in 1787 that the US Constitution was signed, but it didn’t go into effect until 1789.
On Saturday, representatives of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Farmer’s Market from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. handing out pocket-sized copies of the Constitution.
At 10 a.m. that day, High Point Mayor Jay Wagner will be present to read a proclamation in honor of Constitution Day in the City of High Point.
Of course, there’s still a pandemic going on, so plenty of measures will be taken to protect all the participants and help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Customers are asked to wear a face-covering and observe social distancing.
Also, free face masks will be available for anyone who doesn’t have one.
The High Point Farmers Market, which is operated under the direction of the High Point Public Library, features fresh produce, meat, poultry, eggs, fish, baked goods, pottery and a variety of other local crafts each weekend. It’s located at the High Point Public Library at 901 North Main Street. Market hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31.