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September 17, 2012

Thousands attend Flea Across Florida

Live Oak — Touted “the longest yard sale in Florida”, the Flea across Florida event ran from Live Oak to Pensacola this past Friday through Sunday, Sept. 14-16.

With an estimated 7,000 folks at the event in Live Oak this past weekend, things were really hopping. Locals and visitors were seen wandering around, checking things out and buying a wide array of items.

Patty Tower of Live Oak said, “It’s fun. You never know what you’re going to find.” She added, “You always find a treasure.”

Debbie Willingham, Betty Patterson, Lacey Fillyan and Suzie Blankenship, friends and co-workers from a hair salon in High Springs, decided to venture north to Live Oak for the event.

After some time in Live Oak, Willingham said, “We are heading out, on our way to Pensacola.”

All four women laughed as Willingham added, “We told our husbands, we’ll get home when we get home.”

Gladys Bulger of Jacksonville was with her two daughters and said, “This is our first time. I’m excited. I always like a flea market. Were going to be here the whole weekend.”

Lacy Morris with her new four-month old baby and mother, said, “We’ll probably be around here for today. We’re enjoying it. They seem to have more stuff than last year. Hopefully, it will keep getting bigger. The bigger the better.”

Event Coordinator Barney Everett said he thought the event went very well.
“We had a lot of renewals for this coming April’s (Flea across Florida) and many sold all they had,” he said. “Were happy. We did well.”

Make note for next year’s April Flea across Florida. Those that are interested in spaces or being food vendors may contact Everett at 386-364-1006 or go online to www.fleaacrossflorida.com.

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