Hunting For Gems Among The Junk

Anita Campbell
County Reporter
 Warsaw’s First Annual Junk Market held on Saturday was a huge success despite the heat according to Chamber of Commerce Director Mac Vorce.
“From 8 until 11 there were probably over 200 people shopping on Main Street,” said Vorce.  “I was pleasantly surprised by the large turnout.”
Vorce went on to comment that the merchants on Main Street were also pleased with the Junk Market.
Zerita Stephenson at The Landing said they moved more merchandise during the Junk Market than they did during Jubilee Days.
“People who came to the Junk Market came to shop,” said Vorce.
There were 20 vendors set up on Main Street and they appeared to be moving their merchandise.
Shirley Burge of EzzBe Designs located here in Warsaw commented that the Junk Market gave her the opportunity to get to know people in Warsaw and spread the word about her “Lively Paint Parties”. 
“I provide supplies and instruction at the paint parties I set up,” Burge explained.
Cost for a paint party is $25 per participant with the host getting to paint for free.  Contact Burge at 816-305-5857 for more information.
Vorce commented that while this event was not a big money maker, he expects participation to grow. 
“We might be able to offer this type of event four times a year,” Vorce said.  “I would also like to see the people at the Farmer’s Market join us for one of our Junk Markets.”