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40/8 Summer Flea Markets — for the Nurses!

Veterans know the value of nurses, and a local veterans’ chapter shows their appreciation with significant scholarships to nursing students, via a long running series of gigantic summer flea markets at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building.

These summer flea markets, which used to be the only large, regular flea markets in Santa Rosa, have been affected by the smaller, private Mojo flea markets that run most Sundays now. But I still have a deep fondness for the 40/8 flea markets because of their long support for the nursing program at Santa Rosa Junior College. In fact, these geezers get up before dawn on Sundays so they can fund 10 scholarships of $1,500 each to students in the nursing program. That’s enough to roll us out early on a Sunday morning, right?

In 2014, the five Sundays are:

  • May 4
  • June 15
  • July 13
  • August 17, and
  • September 7

Schedule these dates now and then show up to support nurses and vets by shopping the 40/8 Flea Market. The official start time for the public is 7:30 am, though of course the vendors will be setting up earlier.

If you want to have a seller table at this flea market, call their phone number ASAP at  (707) 522-9391 — there’s no local website — and they’ll send you a vendor packet. Or you can email your name, address, and telephone number to and ask for info.

(La Societe des Quarante Hommes at Huit Chevaux — more commonly known as the Forty & Eight — is an independent, invitational honor organization of U. S. veterans.)

Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave.,Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, California


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