LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - The cities of Auburn and Opelika celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Community Market on Thursday.
The market provides food for people in the community who may have suffered a house fire, job loss, or anything that can make a person limited to adequate food.
Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller and Auburn Mayor Bill Ham also honored former mayor of Auburn, Jan Dempsey with a proclamation.
"Dispensing millions of pounds of food to thousands of people in Lee County who are hungry or food insecure--- I was just privileged to be invited to lead in making this happen some fifteen years ago. It's great to be a part of this celebration today," said Dempsey.
Cheerleaders from Auburn University, Opelika High, and Auburn High welcomed guests as they arrived, and the Lee Scott Academy Jazz Band played music as well.