The 2019 Flea Market is history. Weather wise,  it was a perfect day. We had 16 dealers, of which the Scouts, Venture Crew and the Board of Mission and Outreach each had a table. The bake table, which came very close to selling out, was manned by Jay Dumas. A tip of the chef’s hat to him. Peg Simms and Pam Foote sold coffee and donuts. Sales were brisk at the raffle table; Deb Feudo, Sue Northam and Mrs. Driscoll tore off raffle tickets as fast as people could print their names. Pastor Debra warmly greeted an estimated 475 people at the door.

     You can’t hold an event without publicity. A GREAT BIG SHOUT OUT to Pam Foote and Dorothy Taylor. Their words danced off newspaper pages and computer screens around the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. A special thanks to Mike Foote for hauling out all our signs, putting them up around town and hauling them back to TCC.

     Thanks to all of you who baked and donated money or scratch tickets for the raffle table. Your kindness and generosity continue to astound me.

     The set up and clean up would not have happened as smoothly as it did without the help of the Scouts, members of the Venture Crew, their parents and Doug Beach. Thank you!

     In closing, I need to let all of you know that I am passing the baton. After six years of organizing flea markets, it is time for new ideas and new blood to carry the torch. The Flea Market has had its run. I have heard murmurings of people wanting to do another craft fair. Here is your chance— Go for it!

My best to you all,