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April 21, 2018 at 3:09am

Flea Market today on JBLM

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Folks looking to get a bargain and enjoy some second-hand shopping won’t want to miss the annual Spring Flea Market at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event has been a big success on the installation every year since at least 2006, according to Gloria Tomczewski, recreation specialist for Family and MWR’s special events.

“(The Flea Market has) been around forever, and I think it’s a success because people realize they can always get a bargain and for much less than if they bought (the items) in the store,” Tomczewski said.

Finding a bargain at the Spring Flea Market is never a challenge, but it is always a lot of fun, she said.

“I’m always guilty of buying more than I need at the Flea Market,” Tomczewski said.

Last year, Tomczewski found several items she could use, since her grandson, Isaiah, was born shortly before the event. He’s now 1-year-old.

“I found a lot of baby clothes and baby items for my new grandson,” she said.

Although Tomczewski said she always finds great items at the event, she’s often been amazed at how many great items go out the doors in other people’s arms.

“(I see) awesome things I didn’t even see somehow, but might have bought if I’d seen them,” she said.

In addition to finding and buying used furniture, toys, clothing, glassware, electronics and yard items, food will be available for purchase.

This year, the Family Readiness Group of the 864th Engineer Battalion will be selling food items on site.

“I’m not sure what they will be selling, but I’m sure it will be good. What more could you ask for?” Tomczewski said. “Great bargains and good food.”

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