Despite the challenges of Covid and due to the dedication of our members, Bower Hill has been able to pull off two “safe as humanly possible” flea markets for our customers: one in the fall of 2020 and one in the late spring of 2021. We are hopeful that as we weave our way back to a new normal, the Fall Flea Market to be held on Saturday, November 20, will be just as successful. With the worries about rising prices, our flea market may be the way for some of our customers to buy some Christmas gifts or even necessities they might not otherwise be able to afford.
As always, there will be many opportunities to help.
Here’s the scoop:
Sunday, November 14th - Final Collection
Wednesday, November 17th and Thursday, November 18th 9:00 a.m.-???
Unpacking the Boxes-Help us unpack for an hour or two or stay all day and really get a workout-typically we’re done between 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided, but if you’re planning on staying all day you may want to bring a bagged lunch.
Saturday, November 20th -8:15 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.-Sale Day
The Flea Market opens at 8:30 a.m. and we usually have shoppers arriving early. We usually need the most help the first two or three hours, but with four total rooms, help in the afternoon is important as well.
Sunday, November 21st
Packing up-If you have some time following worship, we can always use help packing up boxes to take back upstairs for the next flea market or for donation. (The Boy Scouts take up the boxes-all we need help with is packing.)
SOUP COOKS AND BAKERS NEEDED, TOO:
Most likely we’ll do a grab and go snack bar like we did for fall 2020. We’re looking for bakers to make items for the snack bar such as mini muffins, cookies, and brownies. Baked goods can be dropped off in the Kitchen on Friday, November 19th sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. We’re also looking for 1-2 gallons of each soup; Chicken Noodle, Potato and Chili-containers can be provided-soup can be dropped off in the kitchen on Friday from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or brought to the kitchen by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the Flea Market.
Tentative plans for safety measures:
Masks will be worn by workers and customers
During the initial rush, we will let in groups of about 20 people at a time and assess how crowded it gets-if necessary, we will hold off on letting more people in, until other customers leave
Frequent sanitation of high traffic tables
Additional measures as directed by the Open the Church Task Force
If you can help, we’ll have sign-ups for soup cooks, bakers, and day of sale help outside the Sanctuary after the worship service on November 7th and 14th or contact Theresa Child at 412-429-9519 or at email@example.com.
Thanks in advance for all your help to make this year’s fall flea market a success.