Tarentum plans 4 more ‘Trash to Treasure’ markets | TribLIVE.com
Valley News Dispatch

Tarentum plans 4 more ‘Trash to Treasure’ markets

Brian C. Rittmeyer
1271759_web1_vnd-LO-fleamarket3-052019
Chuck Biedka | Tribune-Review
People enjoy the sun and the Tarentum Recreation Board’s first “Trash to Treasure” flea market on Sunday, May 19, 2019 outside J.G.’s Tarentum Station Grille along East Sixth Avenue. The event was such a success that the Recreation Board has scheduled four more markets for 2019, on the third Sunday of July, August, September and October.

More trash, more treasure.

Tarentum’s first “Trash to Treasure” flea market was so successful that the borough’s Recreation Board has scheduled four more for this year.

The markets will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20 in the parking lots on both sides of J.G.’s Tarentum Station Grille on East Sixth Avenue.

All dates are Sundays, when the restaurant is closed.

Trash to Treasure was originally to be a once-a-year affair, Councilwoman Carrie Fox said.

“We had an overwhelming response,” she said. “Everybody that came, they were just thrilled with it. They were asking for more.”

With the exception of June, the dates coincide with the Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society’s “Fleatique” flea market at the Tour-Ed Mine grounds in Fawn.

Fox said organizers feel the two events complement each other rather than compete, with shoppers going back and forth between them. Fleatique is held from dawn to 2 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month from May through October.

There were about 21 vendors at the first Trash to Treasure, and there is room for more, Fox said.

A space costs $15. Interested vendors can reach Fox at 724-448-1470.

“We’re hoping to see it grow,” she said.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.