Spring Flea Market Offers Bargains and Fun for All

March 7, 2013

Saturday, March 23, at Memorial Fieldhouse 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – The popular flea market run by the Women’s League of University of Puget Sound will be held this year on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 60 booths will offer antiques and collectibles, artwork, handcrafts, artisan and vintage jewelry, home and garden items, furniture, clothing, glassworks, locally-sourced foods, and more at Memorial Fieldhouse, near the corner of Union Ave. and N. 11th St. in Tacoma. Admission is $3. Parking is free.

The flea market, now in its 45th year, has become a much-anticipated tradition in the South Sound. Its attractions include the “Grandma’s Attic” booth, a silent auction, and coffee, pies, and cakes at the cafe.

Proceeds from the event support University of Puget Sound scholarships for students. Last year the flea market raised $13,000, all of which went toward scholarships. In total last year Women’s League endowed scholarships provided $28,950 in financial aid to 13 talented Puget Sound students.

To make donations of goods to be sold at the market, please contact Carla Moschetti at 253.777.4385 or send an email to ccmosh@yahoo.com.

The flea market is the largest event organized by members of the Women’s League at University of Puget Sound each year. It has been held since 1968, after a member of the league traveled to Paris, France, and was inspired by a visit to a flea market there. The league was founded in 1900 and has been supporting the university and its students since that time by selling tickets to concerts, publishing cookbooks, collecting donations, and hosting events.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information about the flea market contact Lynn Raisl at 253.759.0725 or send an email message tolynnraisl@hotmail.com.For daily updates, visit the Women’s League Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PugetSoundWomensLeague.   

For more information: www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/university-relations/donor-relations/womens-league/flea-market/

For directions and a map of the campus: www.pugetsound.edu/directions
For accessibility information please contact accessibility@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3236.

Photos by Ross Mulhausen.

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