Picker’s Marketplace returns, offering unique finds in support of a good cause


University Pickers is at 3024 University Drive (at the corner of University & Oster)

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The Picker's Marketplace is back.

The two-day event, May 6-7, will bring more than 120 vendors to University Pickers, 3024 University Drive, in Huntsville.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Shoppers will find antique, vintage, handmade and re-purposed items, along with food trucks, painting demos, a children's craft area and workshops.

In addition to the store's regular vendors, there will also be several dozen outside sellers.

The marketplace is a fundraising event, with booth fees going to the Recentered House, a local non-profit.

"We love giving back to the community and supporting local small businesses," says Trish Gleason, co-owner of University Pickers.

Recentered House formed in 2013, with the aim of offering hope, encouragement, assistance and leadership training to young adults in North Alabama.

The organization is run by volunteers, with two main areas of outreach.

The men's Leadership House is a 6-month program that supports struggling young adults, as they turn their lives around and learn how to become leaders in their community.


The women's Life House offers shelter to young women in crisis situations, such as those facing an unexpected pregnancy.


To learn more about Recentered House, call (256) 348-8170 or email recentered@gmail.com.

University Pickers begins accepting applications for the marketplace several months prior to the annual event. The owners are also always accepting applications for new vendors at the store.

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