Monday, April 11, 2011

The Society in the Community

If you attended the Olde Tyme Flea Market at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sunday, you saw the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's information booth at the main gate beneath the famed Rose Bowl sign.

SVdP Store Director Tony Terrazas and Store Supervisor Isidro Casas manned the booth and walked around the Rose Bowl grounds distributing 2,500 Society pens and 1,500 donation magnets to customers and vendors alike.

"I think people noticed us. I was really happy," said Tony. "There were many people in attendance and we took advantage of the time we were there."

The flea market, which is held the second Sunday of every month, will see the Society there again in May. This time, besides having general information about the Society, Tony will also have small items for sale from the thrift stores.

On Sunday, April 17, St. Vincent de Paul will be at the Long Beach Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market at Veterans Stadium, 4901 E. Conant St., 90808. SVdP will be located in the blue space from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free Society pens and donation magnets, as well as jewelery for sale.

Information: 323-224-6291.

Photo: Tony Terrazas (right) and Isidro Casas (left) talk to a customer at the Rose Bowl about the Society's donation program.

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