Procrastinators and commitment-phobes rejoice: Last minute space for cheap at East Falls Presby’s Children’s Flea Market this Saturday May 9th, 9 am to 1 pm (BYO-Table).
WHAT: Neighborhood flea market of gently-used children’s items: books, toys, clothing, furniture, etc.
WHEN: This Saturday May 9th from 9 am to 1 pm
WHERE: East Falls Presbyterian’s church lawn at the corner of Midvale & Vaux.
WHY NOT? Only $10 for 4 x 6 space, available up to the day of (‘We’ll make room!“). BYO-Table
Spring cleaning is so old school. These days, all the cool kids Spring GREEN — it’s a thing! Recycle your gently-used children’s items into cash for extra fun this Summer.
Help out good folks in our community and give the environment a hand, too. Sell some stuff, buy some stuff — young local families especially love this opportunity to “trade out” what their kids have outgrown for an older kid’s novel toys, books, clothing & furniture.
The weather’s supposed to be awesome this weekend, what a great way to enjoy an afternoon with neighbors in a beautiful garden. Home-made baked goods and other refreshments, too (rumor has it the Pastor’s gunning for hotdogs).
Best part of this deal? No matter what you lug down, there’s no need to schlep it back home: items left behind will be gratefully accepted by “Cradles to Crayons” (of Philadelphia), a local resource for families in need, as well as a civic organization dedicated to changing lives for low-income children.
East Falls Presbyterian Church will be delighted to take any cold-weather gear OF ALL SIZES (not just kids) off your hands, too. Now accepting old coats, boots, waterproof jackets, etc. for their sister congregation with the Spirit Lake Tribe in North Dakota.
Fun Facts: 1 – this church is the only Native American Presbyterian church in the entire state, and 2 – the first East Falls Presbyterian Children’s Sale was a fundraiser for a 2014 mission trip, their first (and so far only) trip out there. In all, twenty-nine parishioners undertook a focused week of service & construction projects, plus made time for cultural and spiritual celebration together.
The Spirit Lake Tribe (aka “Dakota Sioux“) has a fascinating history documented in the intense & revealing PBS film “The Kind Hearted Woman,” which shows day-to-day life on the reservation through one woman’s very personal struggle. East Falls Presbyterian Church strives to help through service and donations, and also by spreading the word about injustices still going on here today.
Native American Crafts from the Spirit Lake Nation On Sale Saturday, too! Sioux clothing is known for impressive beadwork on elk, deer and buck-skin (these days other textiles are also used).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Church Office at 215-848-6232. But all you really need to do is gather up your kid stuff, and show up at the church this Saturday morning with ten bucks. Bring your family, your sweet tooth — a fistful of dollar bills for impulse purchases, perhaps?
Come spend some time in the East Falls sunshine with the nicest neighbors you’ll ever meet: yours!
PS: IF THERE’S ANY DOUBT THESE FOLKS HAVE A DIRECT LINE TO HEAVEN — their church steeple is a cleverly-disguised cell phone tower. Coincidence…??