Saturday, April 29, 2017
McKee’s Indoor Flea Mart, a new business venture from McKee’s Party Zone, is set for a grand opening weekend starting May 5.
The flea mart will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday from then through September, rain or shine.
The business is in 3,000 square feet of renovated space at 7547 Route 119 North, beside the Party Zone.
Vendors will be listed on the McKee’s Indoor Flea Mart Facebook page.
Owner Renee McKee describes the new business as “kind of like an indoor Hazen,” referring to the popular Hazen Flea Market near Brookville.
“My husband Kirby and I wanted to utilize the building in a way to bring the community together,” McKee said about starting the business. “We wanted to let people sell their unwanted items at a reasonable cost, make some extra cash, promote their businesses, enjoy some good food, make new friends and run into people we haven’t seen in awhile along with just plain having fun.”
McKee is seeking nonprofit organizations to come in and sell food, as well as vendors.
For more information, give her a call at (724) 397-2760 or stop in at McKee’s Party Zone.
CELEBRATING THE ARTS
If you’re at the Indiana Mall this weekend, be sure to check out the Youth Arts Celebration 2017, a free festival to celebrate the works of area students in kindergarten to 12th grade.
Hundreds of area youths participated.
This is the 10th annual show, and it’s presented by the Indiana Arts Council.
The art will be on display through Sunday.
The Fabrizio Pirrone memorial blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13 at the Indiana Fire Association fire hall, 1555 Indian Springs Road, White Township.
To schedule an appointment, call (866) 366-6771 or visit centralbloodbank.org and enter group code Z0021002.
The drive serves in memory of Pirrone, who passed away May 23, 2016, after a battle with leukemia.
He was well known in the Indiana area for his love of life, family and friends, and for “scootin’” on his motorcycles, especially bringing a smile to all over the Christmas season, when he would ride dressed as Santa Claus.
A community flea market is set for 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex at IUP. More than 50 vendors will attend.
Organizers say there’s something for everyone, ranging from children’s items to antiques.
Admission is free.
Look ahead, organizers are readying for the 16th annual Dawg Gone Flea Market, which this year will be two flea markets under one roof, set for May 6 and 7 at the Mack Park fairgrounds.
The League of Women Voters and the Indiana County Humane Society will each hold a separate flea market. Hours on the first day are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from noon to 4 p.m. the second day. May 7 is “box day.”
If you have items to donate to the flea market, you may drop them off Tuesday through April 28 and May 1-4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., plus May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, call Kathie at (724) 349-7847 or Sherry at (724) 465-0255.
SAVE THE DATE
The Faith Hope & Love Twirlers will sponsor a dinner, basket raffle and vendor show from noon to 5 p.m. May 7 at Clymer Fire Hall.
Enjoy spaghetti, meatballs, salad, a roll, drink and dessert while raising money for the twirler group.
Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids 5 to 12 and free for those 4 and younger.
The basket raffle starts at 4:45 p.m.
The Indiana Rotary Club is preparing for its annual Luxury Raffle to be held Oct. 28 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. The proceeds assist various charities and nonprofit organizations serving the greater Indiana area. Applications for funding are available at www.indianarotary.org.
Applications for funding may support a specific new project or seed money to design new ways to assist or support citizens of the greater Indiana area. All projects should benefit the citizens of the greater Indiana area.
Applications will not be considered for general operating expenses, funds to support an ongoing program or for salaries for the requesting organization’s employees.
Applications are due no later than June 30. More information is available on the Indiana Rotary website.
SHOP TALK AT SIX
Gas prices at most service stations in Indiana today were running at $2.75 a gallon, compared to $2.64 statewide and $2.36 nationwide (www.pennsylvaniagasprices.com). … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, says the renewal brought on by spring has turned his thoughts to the words of author C.S. Lewis: “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.”
Source : https://www.indianagazette.com/news/indiana-news/inside-indiana-mckee-fab-flea-markets-raffles-etc,26254285/