Newspapers in Education Flea Market and Auction funds school programs
By Cody Neff
BECKLEY, W.Va. — Two vehicles are among the goodies being auctioned off at the Newspapers in Education Flea Market and Auction that is coming to Marquee Cinemas in Beckley on Saturday at 8 a.m. The auction starts at 9 a.m.
One of the vehicles is a four-door, 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier with manual, five-speed transmission. The air-conditioner works and the car includes a CD player, according to officials at Barton Premium Pre-Owned Vehicles.
“The Cavalier gets great fuel mileage,” Chase Barton said. “It’s got about 184,000 miles on it. It would make a great little economy car.”
The other vehicle is a two-door, regular cab 1995 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck. The S10 has a fivespeed, manual transmission with working air-conditioner and CD player.
“This is an awesome work truck,” Chase said. “It has about 191,000 miles on it and it’s four-wheel drive, so it goes great in the snow.”
Barton said he and his father donated the vehicles to thank the local community.
“We’ve been successful in the auto business, and the people in the area have been good to us,” Chase said. “We like to give back to the community whenever we can.”
Chase also volunteers his time to help with the auction. He’s been the auctioneer for awhile now, he said.
“Newspapers in Education is a very worthwhile cause,” Chase said. “I’ve loved reading the paper since I was in elementary school. I used to take the paper with me to kindergarten.”
The Register-Herald’s marketing manager said all money raised from the event will benefit the NIE program.
“This year, we’ll have more than 150 vendors who are selling everything from household goods to clothes, baby toys, antiques, glassware and more.” If inclement weather forces cancellation of the event, the auction and flea market will be next Saturday at the same location and at the same time.
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