Article and photos by Izzy Ullmann '17 and Becky Hoving '17
A buzz of holiday cheer was palpable in the packed KC Salon where Phoebe’s Phriends hosted a “Phlea Market” on Saturday, December 18. The event hosted student vendors, consequently allowing the nine student businesses to interact with customers while raising money for the non-profit cancer research club run by Phoebe Spear ’17 and her sister.
Spear noted that the market covered a lot of ground and was proud of its success.
“We thought it would be a really great way to one, get the holiday spirits up, get those Secret Santa gifts that you’ve been putting off; two, support the student businesses because everyone here is so amazingly talented; and three, raise money for an awesome cause,” she said.
However, the Phlea Market was not just for seasoned student vendors: Elizabeth Rhoads ’17 sold her original T-shirt designs for the very first time. “I just started making funny shirts for myself,” she said. “It’s really exciting to start off here.”
Other student vendors included Crochet by Marta, Simply.B, Jewels by Jules, BarBucha, Gameday Gear, Art by Maisie and Féte, and the club reported raising $1000 for cancer research .