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Just making a living

Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I’m rather tired of the remarks about flea markets and tattoo parlors in McHenry that are simply unfair.

I don’t know about the tattoo places, but have you ever been to one of the flea markets? They have many items – new and used – and it is enjoyable to walk around, see the items and visit with the vendors.

The booths are kept neat and clean, and the vendors are polite, friendly and helpful. You won’t meet a nicer bunch of people. They are just trying to make a living like the rest of us.

My sister and I go about twice a month to look for treasures. On more than one occasion, they have given us a booth at no cost to collect donations for our organization – Freedom Branches, to take veterans to Washington, D.C. In fact, the Fox River Flea Market continues to have a table filled with items from the vendors, which the donations are given to us.

There are many empty buildings in McHenry and having them fill these two is an asset to our community. Stop in and say hi. You just might find a treasure of your own.

Deana Nordengren

McHenry

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