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Historic Macon's Spring Flea Market
April 06, 2019
Back by popular demand, Historic Macon will hold a Spring Cleaning Flea Market Sale on Saturday, April 6 from 9 AM to 3 PM in their warehouse located at 357 Oglethorpe Street. The Flea Market is a fundraiser for Historic Macon Foundation (HMF) featuring household items for sale.
Throughout the year, a team of dedicated volunteers sort and shine donations from the community to sell at HMF’s annual Flea Market sale, usually held in the fall. Due to an increase in donations, the non-profit organization will open the warehouse doors for a Spring Cleaning Sale on April 6. For one day only, shoppers hunt for bargains while also supporting HMF’s neighborhood revitalization work. This sale features many newly donated items and will offer 50% off furniture items remaining from the sale in November.
For over forty years, HMF’s Flea Market fundraiser has attracted shoppers all throughout middle Georgia. Each year attracts new bargain hunters, but there are many who mark their calendars to return every year.
"I love the HMF Flea Market!” says long-time shopper, Bridget Wright. “There are always amazing buys, great bargains, and surprise designer pieces. The fact that we now have a spring flea market is awesome. I won't miss it!"
HMF prides itself on engaging in sustainable practices and the Flea Market, the organization’s longest-running tradition, is one of the best examples. For over 40 years, HMF has collected donations that volunteers sort and price. Rather than unwanted items being added to the landfill, donations are turned into investments that fund HMF’s mission. Many of the volunteers who work on the Flea Market come with knowledge about antiques and have the skills to make small repairs to vintage finds, such as re-caning chairs, assembling antique armoires, cleaning crystal, and polishing silver pieces.
The Flea Market’s inventory expands everyday with quality donations. The warehouse in Macon’s industrial district is the perfect place to peruse a variety of household items, including furniture, antiques, children’s toys, holiday décor, gardening gadgets, sporting goods, linens, draperies, kitchen goods, and fine china and silver at unbeatable prices. Notably, this sale will also feature a velvet settee that is believed to have once been in the governor’s mansion.
All proceeds from the Flea Market benefit Historic Macon Foundation. In fact, 93¢ of every $1 spent at the Flea Market goes directly back to HMF’s mission of revitalizing communities by preserving architecture and sharing history.
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