August, 2011 – Wellington Marketplace Swap Meet


The Wellington Marketplace Swap Meet


Photos by Lois Spatz

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It was a great day at the Wellington Marketplace on Saturday, August 6th as they presented their first community Swap Meet. Individuals and businesses paid $10 to have a table and sell their items. From 7am to 2pm, customers in the Marketplace were treated to great deals on used items, a DJ, raffles, free children’s IDs from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, free smoothie samples from the Nature’s Table Café and more! 


Many sellers appreciated the unique opportunity to sell their used items in a busy shopping plaza. Others commented that they enjoyed the chance to sell old items, since yard sales are not allowed in their individual communities. Customers found deals on everything from clothing to accessories to yard tools to bicycles.


The event was co-sponsored by The Wellington Marketplace and the Asphalt Angels.


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Editor’s Note: Photographer Lois Spatz did a great job of collecting information about the different people at tables at the Swap Meet. And not all of it fits as captions within the photos.  So here it is…

Wellington Marketplace Swap Meet
 The Staff from the You Fit Health Club hand out coupons and promo materials for the club opening in the Wellington Marketplace in January.
 Community P.O. Scott Portiz,  D/S Luis Ledbetter, Cpl. Paul Rubino and Deputy Sheriff Karl Martin pose with Clue the hound dog.
Maria Shoemaker of Marie’s Aprons shows off her vibrant collection. You can call her at 561-602-1894.
 Lisa Slattery and Bob of the Customer Advantage were happy to greet shoppers at the swap meet. For more information go to
 Denice Thomas of the Tutoring Club greets enjoys talking with prospective future clients and reaching out to the community at the swap meet.
Ashely Hammond, Stacey Jacobson, Karina Abarca of You Fit Health Club gave out special discount coupons, t-shirts and bracelets throughout the day.
 You Fit Health Club staff Ashely Hammond, Stacey Jacobson, Karina Abarca and Brian Joy spent the day getting the word out about the club’s January opening.
Bedonna Flesher of Nature’s Table Cafe  actually stood in one place for a moment.
Flesher, Debbie Atterbury with Bruce Strumpf  came together to organize the plaza’s inaugural swap meet. 

Amanda Nardi of Realm of Fae shows off her wings.
Anne Cardozo, Amanda and Brianna Nardi model a few items from the Realm of Faith.
Michael Reynolds of Allstate Insurance gave shoppers free water and pens to shoppers at the Marketplace.
Bedonna Flesher of Nature’s Table Cafe, Wellington Marketplace property manager Debbie Atterbury and Michael Reynolds of Allstate Insurance take a break from the heat.
Tyler Somers and Amanda Nardi spend a moment with McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog.
 Amanda and Brianna Nardi gather beads from Ingrid Webster’s Love & Peace Project. Webster’s necklace project is billed as the World’s Longest and Never-ending Necklace. For more information about he project visit
 Little Stella Martinelli picks out some beads to add to the NeverEnding necklace.
 Sharon Yzaguirre of Talk Fusion prepared video clips for patrons of the swap meet. Talk Fusion promotes businesses with all types of cutting edge video products. Visit or call (561) 670-3640 for more information.
 Anne Cardozo of Realm of Fae offered free face painting at the swap meet.
 Sara Ryan Vogel of Peace Love & Accessories sold gorgeous silver jewelry and colorful accessories during the day. Call (561) 876-5988 for more information.
Crystal Stone and Eric Ocando of Dance All Night offer information on ballroom dance lessons. You can call (561) 753-7836 for more information. 
 Village of Wellington Mayor Darell Bowen and his first lady of Wellington Sherry with PBSO in front of Natures Table Cafe.
 DJ Jim Cordeiro of Cadence Entertainment kept the crowd going strong throughout the event.