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April 10, 2014

Treasures galore to be found at PK Auxiliary Flea Market


Shoppers heading out over the next couple of weekends need not go to Neiman Marcus in Dallas for great finds. Instead, they can head over to Possum Kingdom for the best bargains and buy a little bit of everything at the PK Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary’s flea market.

“This is the Neiman Marcus of Possum Kingdom,” Conn Hinkson, fire department volunteer, said of the flea market that benefits the fire department.

It’s also the Home Depot, Best Buy, Barnes and Noble and anything else you can think of, auxiliary member Jon Carol Carsey said. “We get all sorts of wonderful things, everything in the world.”

The auxiliary holds the flea market 11 times each year and will hold the next markets the last two weekends of April, she said. The flea market will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 19-20 and April 26-27 at the Lions Club Building at 142 La Villa Road in Possum Kingdom.

Shoppers can find everything from housewares such as plates and cups to jewelry, men’s and women’s shoes, all sizes and styles of clothing for men, women and children, books, electronics and furniture, all at bargain prices, she said.

Usually the flea market sells out, she said. “By the end of the day, we’ll be empty.”

“Every penny from the sale goes to the fire department or EMS,” she said.

The proceeds help the fire department and EMS to purchase equipment and keep the department running, she said. This is especially important as the Possum Kingdom Lake area grows in population.

The volunteer fire department has been essential to putting out house and brush fires and protecting lives, as they were during wildfires that ravaged more than 100,000 acres and destroyed 100 homes in the area in 2011, she said.

The auxiliary will also help those in need after such disasters as fires, she said.

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