Anza swap meet vendor showcase: John and Patricia Rivera

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John and Patricia Rivera are weekly vendors at the Anza swap meet, which is held at the Anza Community Hall almost every Saturday. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
John and Patricia Rivera’s well-stocked tables laden with collectibles, southwestern and native art, jewelry, vintage items and tools are a familiar sight at the Anza swap meet, which is held Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Anza Community Hall. “We love the Anza swap meet,” Patricia Rivera said. “The folks at the Community Hall are the salt of the earth. The regular vendors are like family. It is very much a part of the mountain community. The diversity of people who stop by is interesting. It is our place to socialize and a great place to network when someone is in need of help.” The husband/wife duo joined the outdoor market scene about two years ago. “I was the one who wanted to do the swap meet two years ago. This was right after the Cranston Fire. That even
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