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Cooper Rec gears up for first Event Day

Published 11:22am Friday, July 5, 2013

By Lynden Blake, Staff Writer

Cooper Community Center is gearing up for its inaugural Event Day.

A flea market, softball tournament, antique car show and antique car parade will take place July 13.

“We have partnered up with MLK scholarship foundation and our own scholarship foundation, S.T.A.R.S., to put on the events,” said Program Director Michael Goggans

He said this is a great way for the community and Cooper to come together and provide fun activities for all ages.

“We are offering an indoor flea market in our gym so that our vendors and customers can beat the heat,” Goggans said.

He said the flea market is from 6 a.m. to noon.

“Anyone who wants to sell can sell,” said Goggans. “There is a $25 fee to participate, and we would like anyone who has any items they no longer need or use to come out and participate.”

Goggans said the fee needs to be paid by July 10.

An antique car show will take place following the flea market from 1-4 p.m. in the Stephens Elementary School parking lot.

“We are very thankful that Stephens is letting us use their parking lot for the car show,” said Goggans. “Without them it wouldn’t be possible.”

A parade of the antique cars and trucks will immediately follow the show he added.

The registration fee for the show and parade is $20.

Cooper’s Event Day will not disappoint the participants that want to see a little softball action. There is a men’s softball tournament starting at 9 a.m.

Goggans said the tourney is double elimination, and if those who want to enter a team should come by Cooper and register before July 10.

Throughout the day there will be six raffle ticket drawings.

The prizes range from gas cards to gift cards and from local food venues to cash.

Goggans said raffle tickets are for sale now at Cooper, as well as the day of the event.

“Come out and enjoy a Saturday with us while supporting our first Event Day,” said Goggans. “It will be a great time for the whole family.”