Bargain hunters flock to East Falls flea market

If you were looking for an old book, a rare CD, some stylish “rags” from the 1980s, or, yes, a portable TV with Mickey Mouse ears built in, McMichael Park in East Falls was the place to be Saturday.

About 140 folks loaded the contents of their closets, basements and garages into their cars, and set up shop on the green, tree-lined expanse of the Park.

And hundreds of others came to browse, peruse, pick up, put down, haggle and sometimes buy.

For the kids, balloons and face-painting were the big payoff.

And all day long Mr. Willie and the other folks at the Fire Kick’n’ Chicken stand did a brisk business, even if it was hot work tending all those chicken breasts and kabobs on the grill.

The flea market is one of the annual events sponsored by the East Falls Community Council, and the council could not have picked a better day weather-wise for this year’s bazaar. Proceeds from the event are distributed to groups that do work to benefit the East Falls community.

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