Residents can rekindle some friendships while doing some treasure hunting at the 52nd annual Gahanna flea market.

The Gahanna Historical Society-sponsored event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Road.

LeeAnne Miller, a longtime member of the society, said residents should come to the market to see neighbors and friends.

"It's a good gathering spot to see everyone," she said. "It has been for years. Before I was a member, we used to love going. It was a lot of fun."

The historical society's booth will be in its usual location in the parking lot in front of the high school.

"We'll have our Gahanna coverlets that are so popular and almost vintage cookbooks, like the Betty Crocker ones," Miller said.

"We also have a bunch of Taste of Home magazines. Many ladies like looking through those. We will sell our apple butter and homemade catnip (mice)," Miller said.

Other items for sale at the society's spot will be a couple vacuum cleaners, a floor scrubber, a space heater, a room heater, sheets, Tupperware, snow shovels, a bag of embroidery thread with hundreds of colors, a queen-size bed spread and picnic basket.

"We will also have an antique wall hanging -- a map of London; designer cream and sugar sets; quite a bit of barn decor, four pans for cake decorating and three barn-plate wall hangers," Miller said.

Other items for sale will be a small microwave, a toaster oven, a lawn sprinkler, candles, a cake plate with dome lid and antique spindles for a porch.

Norm Garrett, a volunteer coordinator of the market who is a professional flea marketer with his wife, Jane, said they just returned from one of their favorite flea markets in Tiffin.

"We go there once a year and check it out," Mr. Garrett said. "We went to the Hartford Independent Fair, where they had 18 vendors in two buildings. Sixteen of them are coming here. We were impressed."

He said the flea market would have about 160 vendors, including new ones such as Pink Zebra, selling soy wax and shimmering lights; Essential Oils; and LuLaRoe, a women's clothing line.

Other vendors include Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Origami Owl (candles) and Roger's Honey with a "fabulous line of jarred honey products," Garrett said.

He said visitors also would find wooden fairy houses, bottle-cap jewelry, Avon products, skin care items and cosmetics and antiques.

"A lot of people coming in have unique crafts," Mr. Garrett said. "We have a dozen craft dealers with completely different stuff.

"There will be pottery, toys, two dealers selling their own purses; vintage dolls; several dealers selling crochet dolls, coins and a wide variety of sports merchandise," he said.

The Gahanna Kiwanis will sell food, along with the Sock Hop Soda Shop.

The market's vendor fees help support the historical society's three properties: the log house, built in 1840; the John Clark House, the home of the founding father of Gahanna; and the Lily Stone Bed & Breakfast.

Admission and parking for the market are free.

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