Anza swap meet thrives during the pandemic

Jewelry sparkles in the sunshine at the Anza swap meet Saturday, July 11, at the Anza Community Hall. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Despite the coronavirus pandemic and the state and county health orders which closed the weekly event temporarily, the Anza swap meet is now open and thriving as a community center for shopping and conversations with friends.The outdoor market is held at the Anza Community Hall almost every Saturday, from 7 a.m. until about 1 p.m. Sellers use the venue as a way to earn extra cash or redistribute unwanted items or clutter. Most sellers have regular shoppers who come to see them week after week. Visitors to the Anza swap meet are welcome to explore the many offerings.Tools, lawn mowers, musical instruments, furniture, antiques, artwork, home decor, bicycles, lawn mowers, jewelry and more can be found on tables across the parking lot, waiting for people to discover them.[caption i
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