Lievens Market & Outdoor Living to host Charity Fall Fest Oct. 10-11

Chris Galford

As many are gearing up to hand out tricks and treats this autumn, Lievens Market & Outdoor Living is taking things in a different direction, throwing a Charity Fall Fest for local kids that also aims to give back to families in need.

On Oct. 10 and 11, Lievens Market & Outdoor Living will host an assortment of camel rides, hay rides, children’s face painting and a mini-petting zoo. Additionally, 10 percent of the sales from the retail side of their business that weekend will go to the Danbury Treasure Chest — a charity fund set up to help families with medical bills for their children, according to one of the partners in Lievens, Chad Lievens.

The Lievens Market & Outdoor Living is a retailer of plants, produce and gifts. Having grown out of a third generation farm, it is the first location of what Chad hopes to be a successful retail outlet.

“We grow all of our plants in Ottawa Lake, Mich., and have a wide variety of just about everything. We have pumpkins, mums, anything fall. Produce also. We have a lot of gift items. I travel a lot in the winter, when we’re closed, and I try to find unique items — I look locally also, for anything that’s handmade and unique that the box stores don’t carry,” Chad said.

Among those curiosities are things like fire rings and a bull grill. That’s not to say a grill for roasting bulls, but a grill in the shape of a bull, with smoke pouring out its overworked nose. The store carries antiques and outdoor fire pits — a particularly popular item in the autumn, according to Chad.

“People like to sit around and make s’mores,” said Chad.

In addition to acting as a supplier, Lievens Market & Outdoor Living also serves as an installer with certain items, like its multitude of fountains. Delivery and installation are offered with the purchase.

Show your support for local businesses! Contact Chad by phone at 419-874-4897; email at chadlievens@bex.net; visit the website at http://www.lievensmarket.com; or visit the Lievens Market & Outdoor Living at 10411 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, OH.