Happy customer Tom Colella carts out an armload of plants that he purchased from Connie Supnet of the Port Union Seniors.

By Sara Bacon

The gloomy weather did not stop the Port Union Seniors from bringing sunshine to their Annual Spring Flea Market and Plant Sale on May 25. Friendly faces of all ages were eagerly searching for treats and treasures at the event, held at the Port Union Community Centre.

There were many interesting items displayed at the flea market, which meant there was something for everyone. Jewellery, books, baked goods as well as beautifully handcrafted booties, hats and scarves vied for buyers’ attention on the vendor tables.   

In the common room, the sweet smell of plants immediately drew buyers to the long tables full of lush, greenery. Sharon Green and Connie Supnet proudly displayed their plants and were eager to discuss their passion for gardening. The ladies have been volunteering for almost 20 years at this flea market, spreading their love and knowledge and lending out their green thumbs.

“I once had a garden with flowers from A-Z,” said Sharon. “I called it my alphabet garden.”  Connie’s home garden was a showpiece in the neighbourhood for many years and was showcased in garden tours in the neighbourhood.  All the plants being sold came from gardens in the community.

“My favorite part about volunteering here is seeing the joy on people’s faces when they buy their first plant,” said Sharon.

Two green thumbs up for the Spring Flea Market and Plant Sale. See you next year!