Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Free Market at 4th Avenue Methodist this Saturday
One woman who went to drop off items was practically surrounded when she arrived and some of her personal items were almost taken by overly enthusiastic participants - including her car seats! Her impression was that these aggressive people were not there for themselves but for business or re-sale purposes. I've heard from one of the organizers that some people have actually been banned. Even a tiny minority of people who behave like this can affect the entire event by keeping people who want to bring/donate items away. At the last event, many people were able to find items that they truly needed for their families or friends. Let's hope that this worthwhile event will continue to help members of our community for a long time.
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