April 17, 2019

2019 Civil Service Council Flea Market is April 27

CARBONDALE, Ill. – It’s not too late for vendors to sign up for an annual springtime event – the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Civil Service Council’s spring flea market. 

This year’s flea market is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 27, in the SIU Arena parking lot. Customer parking will be in the adjacent parking lot. 

The event will be April 28 if hazardous weather conditions, such as thunderstorms and lighting occur on April 27. 

Proceeds go to support student scholarships 

Proceeds from vendors’ fees go to the Civil Service Education Assistance Fund toward scholarships for SIU students. Vendor fees cannot be refunded. Applications to rent space at the market are available online. 

The cost to sellers for a single space (18 feet wide by 18 feet deep) is $30. The cost for a double space (36 feet wide by 18 feet deep) is $45. Additional individual spaces (9 feet wide by 18 feet deep) are available for $10 per space. 

Payment is due by 4 p.m., April 24. Sellers renting space the day of the sale will pay an additional $5. 

There will be concessions. 

Vendors must be mindful on prohibitions 

There are a few regulations for venders to remember. The university is a gun-free school zone and concealed firearms cannot be carried on campus. 

Regulations also prohibit the sale of: 

  • Alcohol.
  • Ammunition.
  • Firearms.
  • Food.
  • Hazardous materials.
  • Live animals.
  • Pharmaceuticals.

There also cannot be: 

  • Amplified sound of any type, including microphones.
  • Generators.

Send checks or money orders, payable to SIU Carbondale, to Civil Service Council, c/o Campus Mail Services – Professional Constituencies Office, Woody Hall, B342, Mailcode 4712, 900 S. Normal Ave., Carbondale, IL 62901. Please include your mailing address and telephone number. 

For more information and an application, if needed, contact Tony Travelstead, president, SIU Civil Service Council, at 618/453-7601.