"Equal and Opposite Reactions"
by Patti Liszkay
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The Gahanna Flea Market
...(where I snagged a prime spot near the rubber duck sculpture [see post from 7/14/2018]),
...and in September.
Strangely enough - or at least it seems strange to me - I haven't had to search around to find venues at which to sell my book. The opportunities seem to seek me out, as was the case with the Gahanna Flea Market.
It was during one of the Arts in the Alleys that an event organizer from the Gahanna Historical Society came up to my table and asked me if I would be a vendor at the Historical Society's up-coming flea market and offered me a discount on a table.
And so I signed up to be a flea market vendor, declining the discount offered, considering it a civic duty to support the Historical Society.
In truth I was a weence nervous about the event, especially about where I would park my car on narrow Mill Street, how I would find my spot, and how I would schlepp all my stuff from my car to my spot.
However the process went quite smoothly, in no small part thanks to my hubby Tom, who came along to help with the schlepp and the set-up.
Apparently each vendor was given an arrival time, and we arrived at Mill Street at my appointed time of 7:15 to find that the vendors were just parking their vehicles any old where on Mill Street, even in the middle of the road, and leaving them there until they were finished setting up.
Thankfully, Tom had come up with the smart idea of bringing along a wheelbarrow in which to cart my table, chairs, tent, and wares.
After most of the vehicles, including mine, had been moved, I did a once-around Mill Street to see what everyone else was selling.
...called the Painted Gypsy,
...owned by two lovely ladies, Lisa and Rachel.
Soon after and for the rest of the day Mill Street was crowded,
...and explaining to folks whose eyes were caught by one of my table posters that I was advertising my book and not a plumbing service. (The main male character in my novel is a plumber).
...where we snagged some incredible French fries, fresh cut and fried up to order by the Kiwanis Club,
The Flea Market closed at 4 pm, at precisely which time we vendors were urged to quickly close up and pack up our respective shops so that Mill Street could re-open for business and traffic.
It turned out to be not a bad day sales-wise,