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The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - By Sean Wil­liams [email protected]­hoo.com

United Methodist Women (UMW) and Cedar­town First United Methodist Church (FUMC) once again joined hands for their an­nual flea mar­ket that of­fered dis­counted cloth­ing, dishes, and other items to any­one and ev­ery­one.

Money raised from the week­end-long sale will re­turn to the com­mu­nity in the form of do­na­tions to the Boys and Girls Club, Lyle and Diana’s Min­istry, Mur­phy Harpst, the Our House Women’s Shel­ter, and many more or­ga­ni­za­tions.

“The goal is tak­ing care of min­istries re­lated to women and chil­dren,” FUMC min­is­ter Mike Broome shared. “They do this once per year. Ev­ery­body from the church brings stuff that would nor­mally go to a thrift store some­where else. They (UMW) spend a cou­ple weeks pric­ing and clean­ing every­thing, and then 100 per­cent of what they raise from this goes to fund their mis­sion.”

UMW also helps pre­pare health kits for flood vic­tims and other re­sources for those in need.

Those in­ter­ested in join­ing the group or learn­ing more about their mis­sion can call the church of­fice at (770) 7487862. Also, any­one in­ter­ested in mak­ing do­na­tions to next year’s flea mar­ket can call Carolyn Martin or Char­lotte Nelms at 678-901-0121 for more in­for­ma­tion.

“It’s pri­mar­ily the church fam­ily (that do­nates) but they’re not gonna turn away do­nated items that come in from oth­ers,” Broome said. “They al­ways do it the first full week­end of Septem­ber. They’ve been do­ing it every year- I think this is close to 50 years now.”

Those in­ter­ested in join­ing their fam­ily or one of their mis­sion groups can do so by vis­it­ing the church at 201 Wis­sahickon Ave., Cedar­town.

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