Inspired by the eclectic shopping experience in France, the Parisian Flea Market at the south end of Clay Terrace aims to offer unique finds for shoppers as their purchases benefit the Fair Haven Foundation. The market will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6-7 behind Old National Bank.
“What we decided to do is something that would give community awareness of Fair Haven and reach a lot of people but also have this great sale,” said Diann Luebker, chair of the Parisian Flea Market.
All proceeds benefit Fair Haven and its mission to share the love of Christ by providing hospitality and support to thousands of seriously ill patients and their families primarily from the Midwest who travel to Indianapolis for advanced medical care. Fair Haven aims to lift a burden for these families by providing a home away from home.
Fair Haven spends a year collecting and donating items to be sold at the market.
“What we receive tends to be from a lot of people who are downsizing,” Luebker said. “People will be astonished at what we have. It’s high-end merchandise.”
Items include mirrors, sideboards, sofas and dining room tables and chairs.
“It’s not an auction. They’re really great prices. It’s all unique, one-of-a-kind items,” Luebker said.
The cost to attend is $5 per person at the door. Children 16 and under are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at fairhavenfoundation.com.