Shop 'til You Drop!

By Becky Fitzgerald on June 14, 2019

   Meadowlark Market, a store offering furniture and fabulous finds, will again be open later this month at 1217 Meadowlark Circle. The June hours and dates are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. All are welcome to shop and spend! New items for June, so far, include three coordinating storage/display pieces, a leather rocker/recliner, an oak glider with nifty red cushions, a vintage rooster cookie jar, and two 14- karat gold and opal rings. Watch for more photos in upcoming Messengers!

   Becky Fitzgerald, Development Director, announces two operational changes. First, Riley County sales tax of 8.95% is now being calculated into the marked price visible on each item. For example, a buyer will pay $75 for a table marked at $75, rather than $81.71. Our Finance team will later send the sales tax amount to the state of Kansas, and Meadowlark Foundation receives $68.29 from the purchase of that table.

   Also, Jean Beatty, a Meadowlark resident and our volunteer “Market Manager” has agreed to serve as a contact for potential donations. If you have furniture or other items you’d like us to consider for Meadowlark Market, please contact Jean at (785) 537-6808.

   Meadowlark Market is operated primarily by volunteers during business hours. Volunteers also assist with cleaning, arranging and pricing Market inventory as well as packing small donated items, such as collectibles and dishes, for transport to either the Market or off-site storage. New volunteers are welcome! If you’d like to volunteer for one or more Market tasks, please contact Jana Armfield, volunteer coordinator, or Becky Fitzgerald.

   Market proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Fund and other projects as needed. Meadowlark Foundation appreciates the warm welcome the Market has received. Your patronage and donations are greatly appreciated!