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JONESVILLE — The third annual Labor Day Weekend Flea Market will open Aug. 30 in Lila Swaim Park featuring vendors from throughout the region in a three-day event.


Daily sales on Saturday, Sunday and Monday will begin at 9 a.m and some vendors will not open until 1 p.m. Several vendors from the farmers market in Elkin will set up after closing on Saturday morning in downtown Elkin.


Jonesville Historical Society Chair Judy Wolfe said, “The Jonesville Historical Society will also have a sales booth and will be accepting orders and deposits on a CD of photos and a video of the first race at Jonesville Speedway in the mid-1940s.” Wolfe said copies will be available at the Christmas Craft Show to be held at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center on Nov. 29 and 30.


Wolfe said it is the first year the Jonesville Historical Society will have the sales booth related to the Jonesville Speedway and its inspiration came because of public interest. The photos will be from the David Brendle and Jim Boyd collections, said Wolfe.


Wolfe noted several local businesses participating this year.


Carrie and Scotty Vestal of the newly opened Vestal Auctions gallery in Elkin will offer a variety of items, ranging from household goods to clothing and collectibles.


In addition, Angie Swaim and Associates with “DoneBeen” vendors are bringing a wide range of collectibles and will set up on Saturday and Sunday only.


Wolfe said vendor applications are not due until Wednesday.


“Shoppers can expect plenty of great buys on school clothes, household items, tools, art and crafts, food, Christmas gifts, home decor, used and crafted furniture and appliances,” said Wolfe.


Yadkin Valley Habitat ReStore of Elkin will provide a truck to accept non-clothing items not sold during the flea market, if vendors desire to donate their items to this non-profit community agency.


Wolfe said funds raised by the Jonesville Historical Society are used to support projects in the History Center, Mineral Springs Park, the Veterans Memorial, a community newsletter and a WIFM radio program.


She said additional projects by the society include the Jonesville Jubilee, the Brushy Mountain 5K Run/Walk, Veterans Day Program and a Christmas Craft Show.


Overnight security will be provided for vendors who set up sales booths for the three-day event.


Vendor applications are in the “Happenings In n Around Jonesville” newsletter which may be picked up at the Jonesville Welcome Center, Food Lion, local banks and at the History Center.


For questions, contact the History Center at 835-0077.


Tanya Chilton may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @TanyaTDC.


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