Historic Macon Holds First Ever Spring Flea Market April 7th

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

For the first time ever, Historic Macon will hold a Flea Market Spring Sale on Saturday, April 7 from 9 AM to 3 PM in their warehouse located at 357 Oglethorpe Street. The Flea Market is a fundraiser for Historic Macon Foundation 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 Sale on April 7. For one day only, shoppers hunt for bargains while also supporting HMF’s neighborhood revitalization work.
“It’s so encouraging to see the community give to our cause, year round,” said Janis Haley, 2018 Flea Market Chair. “Donations have been pouring in and show no signs of slowing down! What a great problem to have. Every week, us volunteers are blown away by how many new donations came in. Hopefully, this Spring Sale will make room for the donations we anticipate receiving through the summer.”
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 is currently accepting donations. All donations are tax deductible. Information on how to donate can be found at http://www.historicmacon.org/flea-market/.
The Flea Market’s inventory expands every day 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. Notable items include two new cream-colored upholstered Chippendale armchairs, an organ, an antique Victorian bedroom suite, dining room suites, surprising works of art, fun, kitschy mid-century modern furniture, treasures for your garden, a 10x14 Oriental rug, and 100 large-framed beveled mirrors.
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 our community by preserving architecture and sharing history.