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Campus flea market benefits THON

10/12/2012 —


Opening Day: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, Conference Center
Half-Price Day: 10:00 a.m.-3;00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, Conference Center

Monday-Friday, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, Conference Center

Laying the groundwork for THON 2013, Penn State New Kensington is holding its first “Flea Market,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the campus Conference Center.

In order to provide a variety of items, the campus THON committee is accepting items for the sale from Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2. Alumni and friends in the community are encouraged to clean out their closets and bring their “treasures” to the Conference Center that week.  They are invited back the following week to shop until they drop and refill the now empty closets. The public is invited to donate and buy items. Articles not sold on Nov. 6 will be tagged at half-price and sold from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. All proceeds benefit THON

The Penn State Interfraternity Council/ Panhellenic Dance Marathon, aka THON, is a University-wide event. All monies raised through the dance marathon directly benefit the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. Sophomore Kelsie Nury, a dancer at last year’s event, is THON chair for the New Kensington campus.

Over the next four months, campus students will be hosting various events and canning outside businesses in the region to raise money for what is believed to be the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.

For more about the flea market, contact the Continuing Education office, 724-334-6010.

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