Calling all treasure hunters, vintage lovers, and seekers of unique local arts, crafts, home (and Halloween) decor, and food!
The Fresno High Flea’s Shop Local Saturday kicks off its fifth season Saturday, Oct. 7, at Fresno High School (on the corner of Echo and McKinley Avenues) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. It promises all of above and more, in a one-of-a-kind, feel-good shopping experience that you won’t want to miss.
Running every first Saturday of the month throughout the school year, Shop Local Saturday brings together 40 local vendors, plus consultants and info booths along with food trucks and homemade baked goods, to create a family-friendly pop-up marketplace and community gathering spot on the historic high school campus.
The distinctive bazaar is not only a chance for local shoppers to meet, mingle, and patronize local artisans and independent retailers; it also supports Fresno students, as vendors’ booth fees directly benefit Fresno High’s students and school programs.
Shop Local Saturday benefits community causes
This Saturday’s event also benefits the Marjaree Mason Center. Community members are encouraged to bring gently used children’s and adult Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat buckets to be donated to the center, which offers life-saving crisis support and safe-housing services for local victims of domestic violence. Each donated item gets you a chance to win a “spooktacular gift basket,” as well as the assurance that you’ll be brightening someone’s Halloween season.
Past Shop Local Saturday events have provided special opportunities for the community to donate to the Fresno High Food Bank and the Fresno City College Ram Pantry. It’s also helped to bolster Fresno High’s educational curricula, buying film equipment for the expanded International Baccalaureate film class, helping to send the FHS cheer team to Nationals, purchasing power tools for the IB visual arts class, paying for clothes for student interviews, buying hard drives and recorders for student assessments, and financing t-shirts for students to use in fundraising efforts. In addition, it has helped furnish a hydroponic garden, provided supplies for a water recycling pump, and contributed supplies for independent student projects.
And just in case making friends, treasure hunting, and doing good in the community works up your appetite, never fear! Burgers & More and La Jacka Mobile will be on hand as well, to provide for your sustenance.
Oh yeah, and the event is free to attend. Could Saturday shopping get any better? Apparently not. We’ll see you at Fresno High, every first Saturday through the school year!
For more information, or to find out how to become a vendor at next month’s event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (559) 940-1516.
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