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Utica summer flea market to return with new location

By: Kara Szymanski | Shelby - Utica News | Published June 23, 2020

UTICA — With coronavirus-related restrictions being lifted, people are looking for fun things to do for the rest of the summer. The Woman’s Life Chapter 911 Macomb Angels will be hosting another summer flea market in Utica for people to get out and about.

The flea market will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 25 in the parking lot at the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 45550 Van Dyke Ave. in Utica.

The flea market will feature a variety of items, from jewelry to crafting supplies, to browse. Admission to the flea market is free, but donations will be accepted. Wearing face masks at the event is suggested. Proceeds from the event will benefit Woman’s Life Chapter 911 and St. Vincent de Paul.

The event organizers are also looking for vendors who would like to sell their items at the event. To request an application, email wl911macombandgels@gmail.com or call (586) 604-6907.

The cost to participate as a vendor is $25 for a 10-by-10-foot space or $40 for two 10-by-10-foot spaces. Vendors must prepay.

Christine Fuller, of Roseville, is a member of Woman’s Life Chapter 911 and is excited to be a part of the flea market, as last year, she was able to sell a lot of her items.

“I am so thankful that we are having our flea market again this year. Last year, I was able to sell so much stuff and purchase new items for my house. There are always a wide variety of items and people. Fresh air and walking around. I cannot wait for this flea market at our new location of St. Vincent de Paul,” she said in an email.

Lynn Karnes, the President of Woman’s Life Chapter 911, said she is excited that they will be doing the flea market again in July in a brand new location.

“Last year’s flea markets raised over $4,000 and benefited several organizations — Sparkle Network, Turning Point, Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica, as well as several individuals and families throughout Macomb County,” said Karnes via email.

Megan Williams, director of retail operations at St. Vincent de Paul Detroit, said she is happy to be partnering with Woman’s Life Chapter 911 to help the local community.

“The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Detroit is grateful to partner with Woman’s Life Chapter 911 to help our neighbors in need. Collaboration with other community organizations is a wonderful way for us to reach even more people who rely on our services each and every day,” she said in an email.

Woman’s Life Chapter 911 Macomb Angels is a group of volunteers who do service projects and fundraisers for individuals and nonprofits in Macomb County, and the group has chosen Utica to make a difference.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/WL911 or email wl911macombangels@gmail.com.