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On Friday and Saturday, July 11th and 12th, the Chesterville Flea Market and Crafts, in cooperation with The Friends of the Morrow County Dog Shelter, will be holding a Benefit for the Morrow County Dog Shelter Building Fund! We are located at 6682 St. Rt. 95, 2 miles east of 71.


As many local residents know, the Morrow County Dog Shelter is located on a flood plain at the back of the Morrow County Fairgrounds. The building has flooded many times, endangering the dogs and damaging supplies and office equipment. The shelter operates financially on impound fees paid, citations written, donations, adoption fees, and the shelter gets a portion of the dog tag money. The shelter operates separate from other county agencies and offices. They set an annual budget which covers all facets of their operational costs. There is little excess to set aside toward the building of a new shelter at a safer location.


The Benefit will include a rummage sale, pet supply drive, art contest, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, car wash, bake sale, live music, food, and more! Many of the flea market vendors will be donating a portion of their sales the 11th and 12th to the shelter building fund! We need your help!!


We will be accepting donations for the rummage sale on July 4th and 5th, from 10am to 5pm, July 7th and 8th, from 10am until noon, July 9th, from noon until 4pm and July 10th, from 4-8pm. Drop off your clean, gently used items to us at 6682 St. Rt. 95, just west of Chesterville. No clothing, please. We will also accept donations of pet supplies and food during these hours or you can bring it during the Benefit Friday and Saturday.


Are you creative? Use your talents to raise money for the shelter by entering our art contest. You may use any media to create your piece, but the subject must be animal related. Pieces cannot be larger than 16” x 16” x 16”. There are 4 age categories; children up to 7 yrs old, 8-12 yrs old, 13-18 yrs old, and 19 yrs. and older. You must pre-register. We have extended the deadline to July 10th. Come into the flea market, e-mail us or call to get an entry form. The entry fee is $10, money will go directly to the dog shelter. We will collect your entry fee when your project is dropped off July 10th.


Call us to reserve a vendor space for Friday and Saturday! Outdoor spaces start at $7/day. Come join the fun!


Come in on Saturday, July 12th, and get your car washed, buy some chances to win the 50/50 raffle or a prize in the silent auction, enjoy the live music and baked goods, cast your vote in the art contest, and shop at our rummage sale. Check out a huge variety of items for sale from all of our vendors. We will be open Saturday from 9am to 9pm!! Please join us and become part of our community effort-Do it for the dogs!


Wish to make a donation directly to the dog shelter? Checks can be sent to the Morrow County Dog Shelter Building Fund, 80 W. Walnut St., Suite A, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338. Donations may be tax exempt under IRS section 170(c)(1).


To contact the Chesterville Flea Market and Crafts, call us at 419-560-1164, email us at chestervilefleamarket@yahoo.com or find us on Facebook!


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