Gauge Locke’s mother fills out an information card on top of his head at the Hope House Outdoor Market in Lewiston on Wednesday. Locke, 7, his mother, Tashia Harris, and father, Mark Locke, left, of Lewiston picked up free produce, bakery goods, used clothing, personal hygiene items and special treats for Easter. The “free family thrift store and market” is typically held inside the College Street location, but the market is now held outdoors because of the coronavirus pandemic. “We started out small,” said Jan Willson, who along with her husband, Bruce, operate the Hope House. “Neighbors have brought over donations and a teacher friend brought us a bunch of books and games to help kids while learning at home,” said Willson. “It’s been very sweet how everyone has pitched in.” The Hope House Outdoor Market is held every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Jan Willson demonstrates how to make a mask out of a paper towel Wednesday at the Hope House Outdoor Market in Lewiston. Wilson, along with her husband, Bruce, back left, operates the Hope House. There was free produce, bakery goods, used clothing, personal hygiene items and special treats for Easter. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Lewiston Middle School eighth-grader Fane Brahim, 14, offers to carry Claude Perron’s bag at the Hope House Outdoor Market in Lewiston on Wednesday. Volunteers helped distribute free produce, bakery goods, used clothing, personal hygiene items and special treats for Easter.  Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Mark Locke and his 7-year-old son, Gauge, shop while Gauge’s mother, Tashia Harris, looks at used clothes at the Hope House Outdoor Market in Lewiston on Wednesday. Volunteer Ann Foye is at left. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Volunteer Mkundo Mkonje takes a snack break Wednesday at the Hope House Outdoor Market in Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo


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