Betty Newhouse Circle flea market Saturday

Culpeper United Methodist Church’s Betty Newhouse Circle will host their annual flea market Saturday, supporting local nonprofits.

Carolyn Johnson, treasurer of the organization, said that the flea market has been an annual event for more than 30 years and is hosted in the spring and the fall.

They charge $15 a table and funds that are raised are donated to local charities and church functions.

The money raised goes to the Culpeper Free Clinic, Culpeper Food Closet, Teens Opposing Poverty, SAFE and some funds stay within the church for Music Camp for the children to attend.

“Typically there’s always a need in the church for the funds to be donated,” Johnson said.

CUMC’s mission group also helps out, raising money by hosting a concession stand. This year, the CUMC mission trip will visit Cuba for the fifth time since 2013. The group of 16 will be in Cuba from June 25-July 3, their first trip as a Covenant Church.

“We wanted to focus on connecting with one specific church,” CUMC mission member Karen Bean said.

The money raised from the concession stand will help support the $5,000 love offering they take each year.

Items available at the 34 registered tables include furniture, clothing, children’s toys, arts and crafts and the CUMC preschool will host their annual spring plant sale.

“It’s a typical flea market, there’s everything under the sun,” Johnson said.

Johnson said the fact they’re right on Business 29 has helped them attract a crowd for more than 30 years.

“We’re so visible,” Johnson said. “We’re right on the main drag.”

The flea market set up begins at 7 a.m. and the event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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