Monday, May 6, 2013
Money raised will benefit education enrichment activities and help teachers purchase classroom supplies.
Following Saturday’s blowout sale, the MV Big Flea raised more than $35,000 for Mount Vernon Community School—a record for the event. The total far exceeded the $25,000 goal organizers set when shop ‘n’ drop events to collect and sell donated merchandise began in November. All the money raised will fund education enrichment activities for students and help teachers purchase classroom supplies. Last year, the MV Big Flea raised $25,111, down from $30,619 in 2011. For the quickest updates on Del Ray and Alexandria, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. Interested in getting Del Ray Patch directly into your inbox each morning? Learn more about our daily newsletter.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Fundraising event benefits Mount Vernon Community School in Del Ray.
The MV Big Flea, a huge fundraiser for the Mount Vernon Community School PTA, is almost here. On Saturday, May 4, at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center, the gymnasium will be filled with used goods collected over the last several months for a huge flea market. All the money raised will fund education enrichment activities for students and help teachers purchase classroom supplies. The Big Flea begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, when shoppers can pay a $10 early admission fee to get first crack at the merchandise. No entrance fee is needed after 8 a.m. The market will close briefly at 10:30 a.m. when organizers announce the winner of the Flea Car donated by Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota, which will be raffled off. Tickets for the car cost $10 …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Annual fundraiser benefits Mount Vernon Community School PTA.
The MV Big Flea raised more than $25,000 for the Mount Vernon Community School PTA, according to the updated totals on the Big Flea website. The fundraiser was held Saturday at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center. The event is the PTA’s biggest fundraiser. Donated items for the annual flea market were collected throughout the year. What was left after a series of Shop ’n Drops was put up for sale Saturday morning. Deal hunters could pay a $10 early entrance fee to get in on the merchandise at 8 a.m. The sale opened to the public at 9 a.m. Every item was reduced to half-price at noon and everything remaining after 2 p.m. could be taken away free. Big Flea organizers captured video of the rush for free stuff after 2 p.m. Click on the video …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Mount Vernon Community School PTA seeking donations for its biggest fundraiser.
The MV Big Flea is fast approaching and Saturday is the final Shop 'n Drop before the big sale on May 5. Mount Vernon Community School PTA members will be collecting donations for the flea market—antiques, items around the house, anything but these—on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Flea warehouse located at 3815 Mt. Vernon Ave. The PTA will then put the items up for sale on beginning at 8 a.m. on May 5 at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center. All the proceeds from the Big Flea go to the MVCS PTA. Last year, the Big Flea raised $30,619. “Whether you are or aren't a parent, you should take this opportunity to look around your house and ask yourself if you really like your stuff,” MVCS parent Andrew Beaujon wrote in an email. “My theory is …