Mill Spring Ag Center partners with TBO, FHS at flea market Sat.

Published 3:56 pm Monday, August 23, 2010

This Saturday, August 28, at the flea market at the Mill Spring Ag Center, the theme is Back to School. The Ag Center is partnering with Thermal Belt Outreach and Foothills Humane Societys On the Road show as the featured non-profits this month promoting the Back to School theme and pet-adoption obedience training.

Other flea market vendors will offer specific back to school items in their booths like clothing, backpacks, shoes, sports equipment, books, supplies, computer furniture and electronic equipment.

Foothills Humane Societys On the Road show brings adoptable dogs out in public to help showcase and socialize them and send them home with their new families.

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They are ready to leave the flea market as your new best friend having had all their shots, been spayed or neutered, with their microchip in place and as graduates of a unique and dedicated doggie obedience training branded as 100% Recyclable. Program creator Kayla Parrish of The Educated Horse and More explains, 100% Recyclable is designed to rehabilitate and train shelter dogs into model citizens. Many of the dogs that have already been adopted through the program were on their very last chance. We want the public to know that just because they are an adult dog in the shelter does not mean that they are damaged or have issues or are uncontrollable. Many of the dogs that go through class have better manners by the time they are adopted than most peoples pets that they have had since puppyhood.

Thermal Belt Outreach will also be at the flea market accepting Back to School donations and also distributing those supplies through a brief needs-based application process. Call TBO at 894-2988 for a list of needed supplies.

The organizations Feed-A-Kid program will also be on site at the flea market and TBO is accepting donations to be dropped off at the flea market for their tag sale set to be held at the Ag Center in October. Dollar hot dogs and live entertainment will also be at this Saturdays flea market.

Come out and socialize at the old Mill Spring School for some Back to School excitement. Vendors are wanted.

Flea market hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors set-up at 7 a.m. No early pull outs. Contact Carol Lynn Jackson at 828-817-2308 to register to be a vendor.