Flea Market prep begins

557266_458750477479511_511834597_nNiles Discovery Church will be participating in the annual neighborhood-wide yard sale and antique Flea Market that happens in Niles the last weekend of August. This year, we will be having a sale of donated items from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday August 29, and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30; parking spaces in the main (west) parking lot and the empty field will be sold on Sunday.

The work will begin on Wednesday, July 15, as we set up display tables in the east half of the Fellowship Hall. On Sunday, July 19, we will begin receiving donated “treasures” for pricing and sale. Volunteers will be available on Sundays after worship and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning July 22 to receive donated items and work on pricing and displaying them. Church members and friends are welcome—and encouraged—to shop early and often at our sales tables in this important church fundraiser.

Now is the time to clean out your closets, garages, and storage places and donate unused but good items to the church. The following are suggested items for donation:

Books, toys, games (with all the pieces), jewelry, hats, purses, musical instruments, china, glassware, antiques, tools, collectables, knickknacks, holiday decorations, linens, blankets, working small appliances, outdoor furniture and accessories, office supplies, children’s furniture, trunks, shoes, chairs, desks, other small furniture, exercise equipment, and sporting goods. Make sure all items are clean and in good working condition.

The following items will not be accepted: clothing, sofas and other large, heavy, furniture, toilets, sinks, blinds, or other recycled home fixtures, and soiled and non-working items.

In previous years, this has been the largest fundraiser of the church year, often netting $10,000 for the church’s general fund. In order to be successful, we need your help. Do you have a truck or van to help haul items to the church? Do you have time to help price and sort merchandise? Can you help sell treasures the days of the sale? Generally speaking, the whole congregation rolls up their sleeves and pitches in, and it is actually loads of fun!

To volunteer to help, or for more information about what to donate, contact Mark Twist, our head Flea Wrangler, or Alta Jo Adamson and Marilyn Singer, our treasure wranglers. Let’s make this year’s Flea Market in our new space the best yet.

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