Macedon Fire Brigade Annual Fleamarket
Saturday, 25 February 2012
The Brigade is busily preparing for this year’s Fleamarket with the usual Auction, Bric-a-Brac, Books, Kids Toys, bikes, small electrical goods (excluding analog TVs), big boys toys (Lawn Mowers, Tools, etc), plants and of course Food and Drinks will be available all day,
If you have good quality goods that you would like to donate, please drop them off at the Fire Station on Sunday mornings between 10.00 AM and 12.00 PM or contact one of the following to arrange pickup. Jill Miles - 5426 1972, Greg Snart - 0417 568 450, Jason Amos - 0431 125 289, Narelle Potter - 0414 581 092 or Gail Hannan - 0405 734 444. Please note that we are unable to accept Clothing, Mattresses, Linen, etc, or the old style analog TVs.
Amusements, Food and Stalls commence at 10.00 am
Auction commences at 11.00 am
History of the Flea Market
The Annual Fleamarket for the Macedon Rural Fire Brigade was initiated in 1968 after the Ladies Auxiliary made the suggestion and the first Fleamarket was held at the local service station. The market consisted of bric-a-brac and clothes stalls and an auction for the larger items such as furniture, white goods, etc, all donated by the local community.
The Fleamarket has been successfully conducted every year since 1968, with the exception of 1983 and 1984, due to the Ash Wednesday bushfires that swept through Macedon on February 16, 1983. Unfortunately the fire station was burnt to the ground, including all of the donated goods that had been collected, as the brigade was preparing to hold the event at the end of that month.
In 2009, due to the aftermath of the Black Saturday fires, the unusually hot weather and extreme Fire Danger the Flea Market had to be postponed from its usual Friday night in February and took place on a Saturday in March. The change was very successful and we have decided to continue with a daytime, Saturday event, to enable families and friends to come along and enjoy the whole day.
The Brigade is aiming to make this the most successful Flea Market ever and we are hoping to make considerable progress towards raising the funds needed for the replacement of our Brigade Owned Tanker, which was purchased in 1997 with funds raised with the support of the local Community. Despite our Fund Raising efforts each year, we have been unable to raise the amount needed as vehicle costs have escalated and resale value of our existing vehicle has dropped over recent years.
So, even if you are unable to come along to the Flea Market, but would still like to help support the local Brigade, please consider making a donation towards the replacement of our Tanker. You can drop into the Fire Station any Sunday morning or you can mail it to us at Macedon Rural Fire Brigade, PO BOX 282, Macedon, 3440. Your support will be greatly appreciated and will help us to continue to provide the highest level of Emergency Services to the local community.
If you have good quality goods that you would like to donate, please drop them off at the Fire Station on Sunday mornings between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm or contact any one of the following to arrange pickup :-
Jill Miles - 5426 1972
Greg Snart - 0417 568 450
Jason Amos – 0431 125 289,
Narelle Potter - 0414 581 092
Gail Hannan - 0405 734 444
Please note that we are unable to accept Clothing, Mattresses, Linen, etc. or older style TVs that are not compatible with the new digital standards
Hope to see you there!
Last Updated (Sunday, 12 February 2012 23:16)