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Flea Market returns

The GFWC Junto Woman’s Club is holding its annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 19, at Oakland Christian Church, 5641 Godwin Blvd.

This flea market is the largest fundraiser the club holds each year. The money raised goes to the club to give back to the community.

“This is our club’s biggest fundraiser, and we hope to do well since COVID canceled our flea market last year,” said Nan Sullivan, GFWC Junto Woman’s Club co-chair for the flea market. “I hope people are so tired of being home they’ll come out.”

The club members and others in the community donate the items for the flea market to keep the prices down and the profits up.

The items for sale include antique Barbie clothes, antique glassware, estate items, dishes, knick-knacks, art, books, Blue Danube china, stationery, holiday décor, a few plants and much more. The club will also have homemade baked goods for sale and a raffle.

According to Sullivan, when pricing the donated items, the club keeps in mind thrift store prices to be competitive. CHKD will pick up anything not sold at the sale for its thrift store.

“We always have lots of fun and have been very successful in the past,” said Sullivan.

The Junto Woman’s Club is a chartered member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Virginia and is a community service group of 65 members. The fundraising will go to local organizations including Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, Western Tidewater Free Clinic, Genieve Shelter and the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance. The club also gives to state and global projects, including Richmond Justice Initiative to Halt Human Trafficking, Operation Smile and Heifer International.

“We had a really good time at the last one and hope people will come out,” said Sullivan. “We feel it’s great for the community since the money goes back to the community.”