Someone else’s trash is calling you

Published 12:39 am Monday, March 31, 2008

Remember the flea markets once held by the homemakers’ clubs of Adams County? For many people going to the flea market was something to look forward to when the weather began to get warmer. There are some of us people who enjoy rummaging through what others are ready to get rid of and finding the items that we didn’t know we wanted until we saw those treasures.

Well, it’s time again. On April 12, Historic Jefferson College, in nearby Washington, is sponsoring its sixth annual spring flea market. Anything goes at a flea market, so new and used possessions will be out for shoppers to select from.

A flea market is like going to many garage sales all in the same place. Think of the advantages of going to several garage sales in one place: having to find a parking spot only once (which means having to buckle those seat belts only once), wandering through the many booths overflowing with goodies, and enjoying a cool drink or a great snack from the food vendor who promises to have a variety of treats for sale. All of this takes place on the beautiful grounds of Historic Jefferson College with plenty of free parking available.

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For those of you who suddenly feel the urge to do some spring-cleaning and find items that you no longer use or need, rent a booth space for $20. Call 60l-442-2901 for details.

The deadline for registering for a booth is April 8.

For shoppers only, the hours of the flea market are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mark April 12 on your calendar and plan now to shop for many bargains.

Sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, this event is open free to the public.

Kay McNeil is the historian and event coordinator for Historic Jefferson College.