The Happy Patch mobile market is on the road again! Begun four years ago as an outreach of Rudy’s Happy Patch Market, the market on wheels has become a welcome sight in several outlying counties and locations.
The initial purpose of the mobile market was to distribute informational literature about Perry Wellness Center and its work in mental illness and substance abuse recovery. PWC has been cited as a premiere behavioral health provider in Georgia, but local awareness had not always kept pace with state recognition.
“I thank Mulkey [McMichael] for beginning our mobile market,” says PWC founder and CEO Stuart Perry. “As we’ve visited smaller towns in the area, our own awareness has also increased. We now serve individuals in seven counties.”
Last week, the mobile market rolled into the town square in Buena Vista. The familiar truck and trailer were accompanied by the new box truck for Happy Patch, sporting its fresh graphic logo. The town square location was across the street from the first Perry Brothers gas station established by Stuart Perry’s family decades ago. Stuart and Kelly Jansen chatted with customers who stopped by for blooming plants.
“With the great weather, it was time to plant shrubs, trees, and gardens,” Stuart explains. “It was Easter weekend, and the need to get out in the sun and do good was apparent. I’m glad that we were a positive part of the weekend.” The mobile market hit a record sales day, and Rudy’s Happy Patch Market also had a busy day back in Americus.
The mobile market plans to return to Buena Vista on May 1. We look forward to seeing our Marion County supporters then.