One man's trash is another man's treasure.
The adage serves as an impetus for Harlem's annual spring Trash to Treasures Market.
The market originated many years ago, and this year the event takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the vacant lot of Harlem United Methodist Church on Highway 78.
"It's just a forum for everybody to get together," said Denise Carter, an event organizer. "A lot of people like to do spring yard sales. This is just a place for them to get their spring cleaning done and have a big, city-wide flea market and yard sale."
Carter said people sell a variety of items at the market. Some even make their own merchandise to display, which can include anything from hair bows to goat soap.
The market also gives an outlet for fundraising groups, such as the city's Relay for Life teams, to earn money, she said.
Vendors can set up their booths at no cost.
Past events have yielded high turnout and Carter said she expects the same result at this year's market.
"Usually, we have a lot of people who sign up for it," Carter said.
Plenty of space is still available for those interested in selling items , she said, and the city will continue to book spaces through Friday.
For more information, or to reserve a spot at the market, call Carter at (706) 556-0043.
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