As of Friday, October 6, 2017
GRANGER City officials weren’t sure what they were going to get when they scheduled the first annual Granger Flea Market.
They are happy with the results of the mid-September weekend event, City Clerk Alice Koerner said.
Some vendors were there one day only, Koerner said, but others who planned on one day asked to return for the second.
There were 32 vendors, Koerner said, split about evenly between food and merchandise. They paid $15 or $20 for their spaces. It took place on two blocks of Main Street.
The Granger Flea Market, which accepted vendors from all over, was organized by city government to raise money for the community events fund. The goal was to bring visitors to town, Koerner said earlier.
Granger has only two civic organizations, the Lions Club and the Chamber of Commerce. Lions Club sponsors the Cherry Festival in the spring. The Chamber sponsors the Menudo Festival in the fall.
The city government sponsors a few community events, like the flea market to give the town some life.
Koerner said the market got the number of vendors it had because of web advertising, word of mouth and newspaper advertising.
“For the first year, it was really good,” she said.
Koerner said the 2018 flea market will likely be scheduled for the same time of the year.
“It was a little cool in the mornings, but both days turned out to be really nice,” she said.