The annual Murrieta Community Flea Market was held Saturday at the Murrieta Senior Center parking lot. Fifty vendors signed up to sell new and used items.
“I was doing some heavy spring cleaning and heard about the event. I knew it would be a good chance to get rid of some things my son outgrew,” said Jayne Byrne.
Her son Ryan, 10, concurred, noting there would be more room in the closet for new things.
It wasn’t just about making room for the new; it was also a chance for local businesses to showcase their products.
“It is a great way for residents to sell their items as well as good exposure for local business owners,” said Krissi Limkemann, senior recreation leader for Murrieta.
Murrieta resident Rose Guierrez, 66, brought her family to the event and was pleased with the variety the market had to offer.
“I especially enjoyed all the antiques,” said Guierrez. “I even found a clock repair service that can fix my grandfather clock.”
The senior center also benefited from the event, with proceeds of the booth rentals going toward new computers. The computers will be used for administrative services, senior use and computer classes for senior residents.
“It is wonderful to be able to see so many creative members in my community,” said Guierrez.