Students gathered on the front porch of Atkinson Hall on April 23 for the Bobcat Flea Market to sell trinkets, appliances and old clothes that spent the semester gathering dust.
The Bobcat Flea Market, hosted by the Campus Activities Board and WGUR, was inspired by Bobcat Exchange.
“At first the idea was like an auction,” junior mass communication major and event organizer Brittany Wilson said. “But I figured it would be more beneficial for buyers and sellers if it was like a flea market.”
Victoria Shoemaker, a freshman management major, stood in front of the Alpha Omicron Pi table. The table was piled high with old clothes, appliances and an old coffee maker. Shoemaker claimed that the flea market was a good opportunity for her to showcase old clothes that she would otherwise sell or donate.
“I have a rule that if I don’t wear it once a quarter I donate it,” Shoemaker said.
Sarah Ehrhart, freshman music therapy major, was one of the individual students trying to raise money at the flea market. She noted that while she had only raised a few dollars, she wanted the money to go to a good cause.
“I’m going to donate the money I’ve raised, but I don’t know where yet, maybe the music program,” Ehrhart said. “A college music program always needs more funds.”