Tarentum plans 4 more ‘Trash to Treasure’ markets
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 .