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April 8, 2014

Flea Across Florida kicks off Friday

Live Oak —

The spring Flea Across Florida will be held on April 11 and 12 along US Highway 90. Flea Across Florida, touted the longest yard sale in Florida, kicks into high gear Friday, April 11. It features vendors selling everything from antiques, collectibles, furniture and locally crafted items to the traditional yard sale fare. It will be bigger and better according to Jeanne d'Eauédè, organizer of the event.

“We’re starting in Lake City this year,” said d'Eauédè. “We have many new and huge locations across the state. We’re really excited about that.”

She said there are new locations in Live Oak, Lake City, Wellborn, Milton, Pace and Pensacola. The locations are listed at their website, www.thefleaacrossflorida.com. On the right side of their home page folks can use their interactive Google map to plot their Flea experience across the state.

d'Eauédè said they are expecting a big turnout. Finding hotel accommodations in Suwannee and Columbia counties for the weekend may prove futile as most, if not all, are already booked due to the Wanee Festival this weekend at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. 

d'Eauédè said since its inception in 2008, the Flea seems to have taken on a life of its own. She said local business owners are noticing the value of the ever-growing venue and how it brings revenue to so many communities every year.

“There will be a lot of people and we have several locations in town that people can visit, so there’s a lot to do,” said d'Eauédè. “The motels, the restaurants, the businesses really benefit from it.”

She said a man called her recently from West Palm Beach whose plans include bringing his daughter up to travel and shop the full length of the event. She said they’ll end up in Alabama.

d'Eauédè concluded saying, “We have a lot of locations and we have a lot of people coming with many things planned.”

For more information and to sign up, go to www.thefleaacrossflorida.com

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