Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Flea Market With a Purpose: May 8-9, 2009

The Itawamba Historical Society's annual giant flea market will be held tomorrow and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. This annual event is one of the major events of the year as a financial project. This year's event should prove to be one of the largest yet. Today society volunteers worked at the George Poteet History Center converting the auditorium into a big flea market sale area. Such items as antiques, books, household items, live plants, fresh baked goods, research books, arts and crafts are offered for sale. With the society's auditorium filled with items for sale and more items being displayed on the lawn tomorrow and Saturday, the society invites all those interested in finding a special treasure at a good price to come out and visit the next two days.

The historical society depends entirely upon membership dues and donations to further its work with the preservation and promotion of local history. Throughout the year the society's facilities are open to the public free of charge where hundreds of family researchers visit the society's Gaither Spradling Library and tour Historic Bonds House Museum. And each years hundreds of local school groups learn about their county's past. It is events like the annual giant flea market that keeps the society in operation.

So don't forget to support the society by stopping by the next two days. It will be time well spent.