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April 8, 2013

Treasures abound at market

TAHLEQUAH — Shoppers at the Cherokee County Oklahoma Home and Community Education Flea Market could find just about anything their hearts desired at Saturday’s event, from Ty Beanie Babies to video games to quilts to jewelry.

The annual fundraiser has gained popularity, and this year, the booths were operating at maximum capacity.

“I noticed we have a full building today,” said OHCE Woodall member Fran Ridenhour. “This year, [Park Hill OHCE member] Ann Lamons asked the booths be pre-paid, and it worked out really well.”

Booth space was $15, with proceeds going to the Cherokee County OHCE clubs. The organization also offered a snack bar, with breakfast foods, soups, sandwiches, drinks and sweets, all made by club members.

Vendors renting booths were allowed to keep the proceeds from their sales, which prompted a number of area residents to do a little spring cleaning, including Cherokee Kimpel.

“We had a bunch of [Collector’s Edition] Barbies that we needed to get rid of, so this worked out well,” said Kimpel. “We went through the house and did some spring cleaning, gathering up things we don’t need anymore. Our baby girl is growing quickly,  so we had stuff that needed to go. Plus, it’s a good way to make some extra cash.”

Kimpel liked the fact the market only lasted one day.

“I work, so it made it nice to only have to be here with the booth for one day,” she said. “Plus, we like to help OHCE; they do good things for the community.”

Aprons and Lace OHCE member Glenda McCollum was selling some of her handmade quilts.

“We’ve had quite a few lookers this morning, and I’ve sold a couple of quilts,” said McCollum. “I don’t think we have a single booth space left. Ann Lamons does a fantastic job of putting this together. We have some wonderful people in our OHCE group.”

Heather Winn, also an Aprons and Lace member, was selling all kids of video games, components and gaming systems, which appealed to the younger fair attendees.

“We’ve gathered up all of our PlayStation and Wii things to sell today,” said Winn, mother of two boys. “My kids have switched to the XBox, and we thought this would be a good way to clean out the things they don’t use anymore.”

According to Winn, booth rental money will be funneled back into the community via non-profit organizations and other projects.

“We use the money for our community service projects,” said Winn. “We use it to benefit Help-In-Crisis and Hope House, plus we purchase school supplies for local kids.”

Lamons, who also had a booth, said the event provides folks with a way to get ready for spring.


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