Tarentum flea market visitors get bargains, great weather
Marni Davis got ready early for Tarentum Recreation Board’s first flea market Sunday.
“I started setting up at 6:30 a.m.,” said Davis, of East Deer’s Creighton neighborhood.
Davis has a machine that enables her to place a customer’s name or design on a multitude of items.
A portion of the space fee to sell at Trash to Treasure will benefit the borough’s recreation board.
Some vendors set up tables and tents in the parking lot. Others used the trunks of their vehicles to display their wares.
Shoppers could peruse clothing on racks and pick up “Trump 2020” ball caps, fishing rods, knives and even swords, as well as guitars and a compound bow.
Adam and Barb Diller of Tarentum, accompanied by niece Brianna Diller of Lower Burrell, were selling local photographs placed on mirrors, mugs, buttons and magnets.
“We have a sublimate machine and can print on to customized items,” she said.
The family had a photo of the Eureka river rescue boat placed onto a substantial magnet plate.
Most of the vendors had signs showing they would haggle over prices.
Jennifer and Frank Nicolazzo of New Kensington used the trunk of their SUV to line up eight fishing rods, most with reels included, tires and other treasures.
“He collects rods and then sells them,” she said.
The rods were selling better than other things, Jennifer Nicolazzo said.
Organizers were appreciative of the friendly crowd and nice weather.
“We’re very, very pleased. This is the first time,” said Carrie Fox, recreation board president.
She said the 21 vendors were able to stretch out in the parking lot.
“We have people from all over. This is a very people-friendly event,” said Fox’s husband, Hugh, who is also a member of the board.
While that opportunity stretched into the afternoon, the first “Fleatique” of the year at the Tour-Ed Mine grounds in Fawn was held from dawn to noon. Fleatique money benefits the Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society and the Tour-Ed Mine.
Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .