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The Flea Market By The Numbers

The Spring Flea Market just wrapped.  Below are a selection of some of the more interesting and impressive numbers.

  1. 360 of Sharon’s amazing deviled eggs were sold during the bake sale.  Sharon used an additional 117 eggs creating all her other tasty morsels.
  2. Over 683 volunteer shifts were covered
  3. Those volunteers worked more than 3,650 hours
  4. All these number add up to the most impressive one.  This year’s flea market has grossed $48,595 to this point.  There are still some items to be sold on e-bay and in antique stores so the total will actually climb.  That’s up from last year’s total of $36,990.

The dollars raised were record breaking and the numbers show why.  This is an incredibly labor intensive event.  A great big thank you to everyone involved.

Plans are underway for another flea market to be held in October or November which will feature holiday merchandise.  We are in need of retail space to hold the event.  Last year’s holiday flea market was held at a storage unit but we’ve already collected too much merchandise for that to be an option this year.

We spent $5700 for rent and utilities on the space we used for the spring flea market.  Obviously, having a donated space means more of the money earned goes to the kitties.  If you have a retail space that you would be willing to donate to us for a few weeks in the fall, or if you have any suggestions or connections, please leave a comment.


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Spring has Sprung

Spring is always a busy time for Good Mews.  Kitten season has begun with our foster homes full of little ones and our fundraiser calendar is just as full.

Starting this Friday (April 13th) is our Spring Flea Market which will run for 5 weekends with new merchandise each weekend.  Come by the East Lake Shopping Center (2145 Roswell Rd, Marietta 30062.) Fridays & Saturdays 9-5 and Sundays 12-5. We have housewares, jewelry, books, CDs, DVDs, toy, electronics and more.  Stop by one weekend or all five and browse.  This has been our largest fundraiser the last several years so please help us to make it hugely successful again this year.

We’ll also be set up at several festivals around town.  Stop by the Good Mews booth to say hello, buy yourself a new t-shirt or a catnip toy for your feline friend.

April 28th & 29th – Inman Park Festival – Inman Park

May 5th & 6th – May-Retta Daze  – Marietta Square

May 12th – Dog Days at The Market – Riverview Landing in Mableton

We look forward to meeting Good Mews supporters at all our events.

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No fleas on us

Being a cat shelter we, of course, hate fleas but we love our annual flea market.  Over the years this has grown to be our largest fundraiser of the year netting the shelter more than $30,000 last spring.

The months of preparations leading up to the event are about to begin. Starting March 9th we will begin collecting items at the storefront.  You can bring your donations to:

East Lake Shopping Center
2145 Roswell Road, Ste. 40 (a few doors down from Aldi)
Marietta, GA 30062

The sale will begin on Friday, April 13th and will continue for 5 weekends.  This means we will need lots of donations to make the event as successful as we need it to.  Are you ready to start your spring cleaning?

In addition to donations, there are other ways you can help.  The flyer pictured below is available on our website.  Won’t you consider emailing it to your friends and neighbors or print it out and take it to the office with you?  Help us spread the word!  Or, if you have a few hours to spare some weekend consider coming to help out.  Keep an eye on the website for updates.

And to the Flea Market committee let me extend a great big thank you. You turn a few months of your life over to this event every year  and the shelter reaps the rewards of your labor.





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