2016 Flea Market



The 2016 flea market presented unprecedented challenges, but our capable, dedicated volunteers made it a success. The efforts of Dave Adams, Flo, Gene and Philip Beamer, Bonnie Bugbee, Dave Camp, Marge Hadsell, Jay Holler, Skip Johnson, Rose and Dan Marohn, Jan McCloskey, Gretchen Rudnick, Diane Rusert, Ned Schimminger, Sally and John Sherman, John Slater, Dorothy Socie, and Marilyn Weyers insured that the park was properly marked, signs set out, vendors found their spots, tents were set up, tables and merchandise were moved, unpacked and set up, coffee was made, and, most importantly, things were sold to satisfied customers. Leftovers were then packed and shuttled to the Salvation Army. The park was cleaned and all went home to a much-needed rest in a cool spot.

A word of thanks should also be offered to our loyal vendors, who braved the heat to set up and serve the many customers - both society members and the public - who visited Clinton Park during the weekend.

As an all-volunteer organization, the success of every program, project, and event we undertake is predicated on those who are willing to invest their time and energy on behalf of  the society. Despite the adverse conditions, this year’s two-day event went smoothly, thanks to our volunteers and vendors. (My deepest apologies to anyone I may have left out. My teacher’s x-ray vision was sorely tested trying to monitor things from Texas.)

The annual Canal Fest Flea Market is one of the society’s major fundraising events. Once again, it has generated over $2000 to help pay the utilities on our three buildings. Many thanks to everyone who made this year’s Market a success!

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All photos by James Birk

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