Going French for Fair Haven


By Amanda Foust

Charming, vintage, and a one-of-a-kind shopping experience awaits residents of Carmel. Fair Haven is offering unique shopping through the Parisian Flea Market at Clay Terrace to help benefit the Fair Haven Foundation. New accessories, furniture and gift items are a distinguished part of what the market is offering to attendees as well as a collection of art, home decor, pottery, accessories, furniture and more.

Fair Haven is an organization that strives to serve others going through difficult times. Diann Luebker, Parisian Flea Market Chair, said: “Fair Haven serves to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ during the storms of serious health issues and offers housing to patients and their families at no charge.”

The organization calls itself the “home away from home.” This home allows out-of-town patients to receive the sometimes urgent care that is needed while keeping families together during a difficult time.

Luebker’s role is to facilitate the creation of the event while also cultivating relationships through the services her organization offers. This event takes all year to prepare in order to find quality merchandise and plan all the event details. The market provides an atmosphere of a market you would find on the streets of Paris. All the dedicated planning is worth it to Luebker because of the impact she knows Fair Haven has on all involved.

She said, “I have witnessed first hand the increased hope and recovery when patients have the loving support of family, friends and a compassionate community.”

This year is the second Annual Parisian Flea Market. The merchandise for the market is selected by committee members as well as provided by Masters Jewelers and Twigs. Fine wine and hors d’oeuvres plan to be served at the event while shoppers choose from an array of unique items. Funds raised go to the support of Fair Haven services. The need is great and the hope to serve more families in the year of 2015 is what motivates the hard work.

This event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 and Oct. 11, at Clay Terrace Shopping Center. Parisian Flea Market tickets are $5 per person (16 and under free). Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at www.FairHavenFoundation.org or by calling (317) 348-3688.


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