Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the 2021 Spring Flea Market. We didn’t break any records, and we don’t have any unusual stories to share. That said, the June flea market was a huge success!
Including the Craigslist/Ebay sales that occurred between flea markets, our official total is above $5,300! Considering that we held the flea market in June (when people are busy with school sports and starting to take vacations) and that we were at the tail end of the COVID-19 pandemic (fingers crossed), these results are fantastic. We were hoping for $4,000, and we crushed that!
The availability of the COVID vaccine made this flea market MUCH easier than the one we held in October 2020. We required masks, the snack bar seating was outside, and sanitation was a priority, but we were able to pull back on some of the other restrictions that were required in October (i.e., there were no temperature checks and no strict limits on the number of people in the building at one time).
My mother called me at about 6:00 p.m. on the day of the flea market and she asked me, “How did it go?” Being the smart aleck that I am, I said, “Everyone was complaining how disorganized it was and how rude the cashiers were.” Of course, she didn’t believe me. She knows better. Bower Hill has a reputation among the flea market circuit for being well organized and friendly.
The reason behind this great reputation is because of YOU. YOU donate great items; YOU work hard during set up making sure that everything is well organized and easy to find; YOU make soup and bake tasty treats and, most importantly, YOU are friendly to our customers.
Whether you donated items, helped with set-up, making soup, baking, cashiering, clean-up, or prayed for success, it all added up to great results and we THANK YOU!!
~ Theresa Child, Chairperson
Flea Market Committee