After a great success last summer, we will be making our second appearance at the Niles Flea Market on Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27.
For those not familiar with the event, the Flea Market starts with a giant neighborhood-wide rummage sale on Saturday, followed by the antique fair on Sunday. This annual event draws tens of thousands of people to the Niles area at the end of every August, and will be a great chance to raise some much-needed funds for Mission Peak UU while meeting new people in the community.
To make it a success, we still need your help with the following:
o Prepping the site: Lorna Jaynes and Bruce Cates have generously allowed us the use of their lot in Niles again, but we will need some help to clear the space. Volunteers will be needed for site prep on August 12 and 19, so if you are available for an hour or two on one of these dates, let us know.
o Donations: We will need donations of clean and gently used furniture, household items, clothing, sports and camping equipment, vintage treasures, kids’ items, and more. Please make sure any items you want to donate are in good, clean, usable condition.
Note: We will not be able to accept broken items, expired items (such as car seats), undergarments, VHS tapes, or non-children’s books. Due to space restrictions, we will not be able to store items and will only begin accepting donations the Wednesday before the sale. Items can be delivered to Lisa Newstrom’s house the Wednesday or Thursday before the sale, or (preferably) dropped of at the sale site Friday night or early Saturday morning. If you absolutely cannot deliver your items, let us know and we will try to work something out.
o Help us set up the items in an organized manner for sale. Will likely happen the evening before the sale, or possibly early Saturday morning.
o Help us staff the sale! If we have multiple helpers, the shifts can be short and you’ll have plenty of time to scout out the sales yourself.
o If you have a pickup or large vehicle and/or could assist with transporting unsold items to be donated or disposed of after the sale, please let us know. We are hoping to limit the number of unsold items this year!
o We will need the temporary use of a few pop-up canopies for shade, and a number of folding tables, clothing racks, and clean tarps.
Please contact Lisa Newstrom as soon as possible if you can help with any of the above. LMNewstrom@gmail.com or 607-339-5573.