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Saturday, June 9th 2012

2:38 PM

The Carriage Place Coop

We are doing our first “event” next week end. We’re going to set up a display at a flea market being held at the Carriage Place Antique Co-op in Brockport. The co-op is owned by Betty and Gil Glidden and has been in business for many years. It has grown to be a big, busy shop. The booths there are always full of various venders and wares making it a fun and interesting place to visit. Gil & Betty have been friends of ours for a long time. We go back to the 80s when both families were involved in kart racing at the track in East Avon. Gil & Betty’s son Gil raced as an adult at the time our son was racing in the junior class. It made for fun times and long friendships. Check out their excellent web site and especially check out the upcoming flea market. http://www.thecarriageplaceco-op.com The market is on June 16th and is for the benefit of the local Boy Scout troop.

It’s been a long time since we have set up anything for a sale. About 15 years ago we spent some time going to auctions and buying fun and interesting stuff which we then attempted to sell at a couple of antique co-ops including the Carriage Place. During that time, we would take the flea market type items that came along with the better stuff and go either to the East Avon Flea Market or hold a sale in my parents’ yard during the Nunda Fun Days. We had some fun days with good sales and interesting customers and we had some rain and wind days that were not fun at all. Eventually we tired of the hassle and moved on to other things. 

Those sales were easy to set up for. We’d gather some tables, tablecloths, shelves, etc, and just go set up. Old farm stuff, glassware, kitchen collectables, and misc. interesting items don’t take a lot of explaining. Now that we are marketing Full Cycle Soap, things have changed. We are presenting a new product, in a hopefully professional manner.  Since Bob & I often look at things from very different directions, this is being a challenge. I expect that there will be fair amount of refining to be done. We would like it if any of you could drop by our booth and look us over. Tell us how you found out about us and we will be more than willing to listen to feed back on how we could best improve our presentation. Hopefully, the weather will be grand and it will be a beautiful day for ya’ll to come out.

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