Youth Day at the West Broad Farmer’s Market

The West Broad Farmer’s Market celebrated Youth Day on Sept. 17 with live music, hot meals and games. Youth Day is part of the market’s initiative to host fun in-person events once a month to help support the market’s vendors. Broadcast Reporter Melanie Frick talks about how the market struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic but is working to make a comeback through in-person events and continued support for the Athens community.

Melanie Frick

Senior Melanie Frick is the Co-Editor-in-Chief during her fourth year with BluePrints. Having always been interested in nature, she is currently interested in pursuing a major in ecology or environmental science. Outside of school, she enjoys gardening, baking, swimming, and hiking. This year, Frick hopes to guide new students in learning the basics of journalism along with maintaining efficiency and professionalism with the entire staff. She hopes to cover topics that both embody her interests and are timely. She believes that journalism is one of the best ways to interact with and get to know students that aren't in her grade level and bonding with them through class and outside of it help ensure that BluePrints continues to be a tight-knit community.