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Lions Announce Flea Markets

Take over sponsorship of local flea markets

The Fond du Lac Lions will assume sponsorship of the three flea markets formerly operated by Gary Buelow through B & B Promotions.  Buelow retired from the flea market business after 30 years of successful markets.  He offered the Lions first choice at taking over the operation since all proceeds from the markets go to local charities.

The Fond du Lac Lioness have been providing the food service for the shows for years and Buelow thought it would be a good fit for the Lions to operate the markets and the Lioness to run the food.  Then, both clubs could profit from the venture.

Buelow had his shows pared down to three per year, mid-March, Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend.  The markets are held at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds.  The March market is held indoors in the Recreation Center while the other two are held in the Expo Building and also include outdoor booths.  The March market is the only one that has an admission fee, which is fifty cents.

As in years past, this show is sold out with vendor space.  "There will be 58 vendors occupying 77 booths filling the Rec. Center," says Tom Clausen who is handling the vendor sales.  "This should be another good flea market."

The Evening Lions also operate the food concessions at the three Central Wisconsin Gun Collectors shows in Fond du Lac and at the Fond du Lac Home and Garden Show held every March at the Fairgrounds.

About one-third of all proceeds made by the Evening Lions goes to support local children who attend the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt.  Statewide, close to 1,500 blind, hard of hearing, cognitively disabled and diabetic children attend the camp free of charge each year.  Clausen, past president of the Wisconsin Lions Foundation that operates the camp, says that the proceeds from one flea market will pay for one child from Fond du Lac to attend Lions camp for a one-week experience of a lifetime.

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