February 27, 2014

Civil Service Council flea market is April 26

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- In spite of winter weather still hanging on in the region, it’s not too early to begin thinking about the annual Southern Illinois University Carbondale Civil Service Council’s spring flea market.

The flea market offers a chance for shoppers to find great items for themselves -- or that gift for someone who already has everything and is hard to buy for.

This year’s event is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 26, in the SIU Arena round parking lot. Customer parking will be in the adjacent parking lot. There is no parking in the circular lot without prior consent.  There will be concessions.

Proceeds go to the Civil Service Education Assistance Fund. There are no refunds.

The cost to sellers for a single space (18 feet wide by 18 feet deep) is $25. The cost for a double space (36 feet wide by 18 feet deep) is $40. Payment is due by 4 p.m., April 23. Sellers renting space the day of the sale will pay an additional $5.

Regulations prohibit the sale of food, alcohol, firearms, pharmaceuticals, ammunition, hazardous materials and live animals. Also prohibited is amplification of any type, including microphones.  Generators also are not allowed.

The rain date is April 27.  The rain date is only if hazardous weather conditions, such as thunderstorms and lightning, exist on April 26 and prevents setup.

Send checks, payable to SIU Carbondale, to Rhonda Ferguson, Professional Constituencies Office, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Woody Hall, C-114, Mailcode 4712, 900 S. Normal Ave., Carbondale, IL 62901. Please include your mailing address and telephone number.

For more information and an application, call Ferguson at 618/453-5249.