12/19/09 194 W - + 9 - 7 Firematic Flea Market in Review

Last month, the first firematic flea market in our area was attempted as part of an anniversary celebration at Western Wake Fire Rescue. The event was scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the ceremony at high noon. The flea market lasted a solid four hours. How did it go? It was a wee success.

There were a handful of vendors, including Mr. Blogger. One seller brought a trailer-based apparel booth. Two sellers brought a bunch of antique and old equipment, including signs, extinguishers, light bars, and even a vintage stretcher!

One charter member of the Western Boulevard Fire Department brought a spotlight from the original WBFD engine! How cool is that?

Traffic was mild, maybe two or three dozen people browsing and buying. Some attended specifically for that portion of the day's events.

Who's ready for the next one? With a little more hype and a few more sellers, this could be a fun and perhaps regularly occurring feature in or around Wake County.

What's needed? First, a venue. Second, a sponsor. Third, some people. Well, and smart scheduling. Seasonable weather, no competing events, etc.

Any takers?

Any time, as long as it is not an A shift day…
DJ (Email) (Web Site) - 12/20/09 - 22:12

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