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Rotary Club of Norfolk Antique and Flea Market Weekend Draws Crowd of Over 1,000

Rotary Club of Norfolk Antique and Flea Market Weekend Draws Crowd of Over 1,000

More than 1,000 bargain hunters, “shabby chic” decorators, and antique collectors descended on the grounds of the Norfolk Wellness and Fitness Center to search for hidden treasures in the first ever Norfolk Antique and Flea Market the weekend of May 18-19.

This new community event featuring over 40 different vendors was sponsored by The Rotary Club of Norfolk to benefit several local charities. With the popularity of shows like the Antiques Road Show, organizers The Rotary Club is confident the annual event will be a big hit.

Photo courtesy of Karen Winters

Photo courtesy of Karen Winters

Bargains, Antiques, and Food Delight!

Excited shoppers found a treasure-trove of merchandise, including vintage painted furniture and Adirondack chairs from Cottage Comforts, and cut-glass and 18th century etchings from Chez Suzanne. Also among the finds: period costumes, hats and custom built items from the Virginia Stage Company’s professional costume shop.

Bargain hunters who had worked up an appetite were delighted to find lunch and treats for sale from food trucks and vendors like Grandma Doris’ homemade jellies, baked goods and snacks.

Photo courtesy of Karen Winters

Photo courtesy of Karen Winters

Photo courtesy of Karen Winters

Photo courtesy of Karen Winters

But wait… there was more!

Guys… if the words “we’re going to a flea market” have you feigning illness, not to worry. Event organizers made sure there was something for you. Especially if you love cars. (And which man doesn’t)?

Car enthusiasts had the opportunity to ogle antique cars on display including a 1934 Packard, a 1960 Vintage Rolls Royce, a 1967 Corvette and two Duesenberg’s, of which only 500 were made. In addition, a very special 1970 Chevelle on display attracted loads of attention. The Chevelle was retrofitted for double amputee and paralyzed veterans as part of the Wounded Wheels charity founded by FantomWorks owner Dan Short. This special car has been six years in the making, with a unique ramp system that allows the user to literally drive their wheelchair into the driver’s seat and then another system locks the chair in place. The driver uses all hand controls to drive the car. For more information about FantomWorks and Wounded Wheels please CLICK HERE.

Photo courtesy of Karen Winters

Photo courtesy of Karen Winters

Photo courtesy of Karen Winters

The Rotary Club of Norfolk is a 130-member service club founded in 1914. It is one of the oldest and largest service clubs in Virginia. Each year it provides funds and volunteers for an array of charities helping people in Hampton Roads. For details on the Rotary Club of Norfolk CLICK HERE.

Photo courtesy of Karen Winters

Photo courtesy of Karen Winters

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