A market for Lake Antoine, NIE

First-ever Crafty Flea Market to benefit park, Newspapers in Education

LAKE ANTOINE PARK Manager Eric Robinson puts up reserved signs on crafters spaces in preparation for the Crafty Flea Market this weekend. This new event will benefit the Lake Antoine Park Partners and The Daily News’ Newspapers in Education program. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo)

IRON MOUNTAIN — The weather looks to be near perfect for the first-ever Crafty Flea Market set for Saturday at Lake Antoine Park, N3393 Quinnesec Lake Antoine Road in Iron Mountain.

This new event is a combined effort by The Daily News’ Newspapers in Education program and the Lake Antoine Park Partners. All proceeds will go toward both efforts.

“We are hoping to make this an annual event and we can only grow from here,” said Jennifer Flynn, Daily News circulation manager, who is coordinating the event with Doni Mae Rauch of LAPP. “We started with only 14 sites and ended up selling 47 sites. We are very happy with the interest the crafters and vendors had for this first-year show.”

Items for sale will include soap and bath bombs, wooden furniture, herbal products, jewelry, sewing and crafts, jams and salsa, antiques, home decor, signs, artwork, essential oils, bracelets, macrame crafts, quilting and embroidery, crocheted items and more.

For a complete list of crafters and vendors, go to the ad on page 8A. The market will go on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, though the forecast for now calls for clear skies and fall-like temperatures Saturday.

John Sacchetti Concessions will provide food and beverages; credit and debit cards will be accepted. Amber Grassinger from the Dickinson Iron Health Department also will be present with the Lactation Station for mothers with babies and toddlers.

And Northern RV will have a couple of campers on display for the public.

Admission is $2 per person, with ages 10 and younger free. Handicap parking will be available by pavilion No. 2.

This fundraising event benefits NIE, a non-profit program dedicated to providing area schools with newspapers that assist teachers and other educators, and Lake Antoine Park Partners, a non-profit that works to beautify Lake Antoine Park.

For more information, call Flynn at 906-774-2772, ext. 18.