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Visitors enjoy vendors, cars


The Spring Fling flea market at Chenoa City Park is shown Saturday.

The Chenoa City Park was full of vendors Saturday during the Chenoa Shop-N-Go Spring Fling which also included a nearby car show and bounce house for kids.


“You can just about find anything here today,” organizer Melissa Cooper told Chenoa News Saturday morning.


Visitors from as far away as Chicago came down to enjoy the festivities. The Boys and Girls Club and Girl Scouts were represented along with some firemen stepping up. Tim Ackerman brought his tractor to pull a trolley which picked up individuals at Fourth and Lincoln and Third and Mill.


Volunteer Mary Thomas was overseeing the cake walk booth with several delicious cakes on a table.


“If you win the cake walk, you can pick out whichever cake you’d like to have,” Thomas explained.


Kerry Pfoff of Saybrook was a flea market vendor selling his barn stars and other items. He was impressed the classic cars parked along the street for the car show.


“The cars are good looking that’s why I’m not selling stuff – I’m over here looking at cars,” Pfoff joked. “There are quite a few people here so far.”


Pfoff says he goes somewhere just about every other weekend with his items to sell.


Cooper began doing events around six years ago as a way to help kids.


“Being a bus driver for 31 years, you just know too many kids on drugs and alcohol,” Cooper said. “If I could do something to bring in money to help kids get in sports and have activities to do other than running the streets, this is it.”


The Chenoa Shop-N-Go organization has helped provide a projector for movie nights in the park, candy for the Dapper’s city Halloween party, Halloween costume judging, assisted with the Chenoa gym Christmas exchange and donated money for a children’s shopping day.

The Spring Fling car show on Saturday morning.


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