Flea Market reports successful weekend during 'Flea Across Florida'

Published: Friday, October 11, 2013 at 11:45 AM.

CARYVILLE — Returning Town Council Members Nora Curry and Jim Taylor were sworn in after running unopposed during the regular meeting of the Caryville Town Council on Oct. 8.

Election of the council’s chairman and co-chairman was postponed until the next meeting due to the absence of Chairman Henry Chambers.

“I want to give a hats off to Caryville Flea Market’s Paron Beeco,” said Council Member Millard French. “He has brought in the biggest crowd Caryville has ever seen with the flea market.”

Beeco confirmed that the crowd had reached record highs for this year’s Flea Across Florida, which was a flea market event on Sept. 13 and 14 stretching 272 miles from Live Oak to Pensacola held along State Road 90. The event had a counted attendance of 6,839 visitors.

“I’d like to take this chance to thank the Florida Department of Corrections for allowing us to use inmates for the majority of the labor,” said Beeco. “The band was requested to return and we had over 45 vendors that most of them has assured they will return for the next Flea Across Florida, which is in 180 days and will only be a two-day event. We’ll also be holding a Christmas Holiday Sale on Dec. 13 and 14.”

He also reported that they might have a food vendor to attend every Saturday offering lunch specials between $5 and $7. Beeco also requested that the council consider connecting water to be available at the flea market and suggested that it be locked up and regulated like the electricity.

Caryville Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Fall Festival at the fire department on Oct. 26.

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