Anza swap meet attracts shoppers

Remington the German shepherd enjoys a drink of water after a tour of the Anza swap meet Saturday, Sept. 5. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, summer heat and county health mandates, the Anza swap meet opens every Saturday for shoppers. “We are fortunate to be able to hold swap meets at the Community Hall at such a reasonable cost,” Annika Knoppel, real estate agent and KOYT-FM 97.1 radio talk show host, said. “It’s a great opportunity for people to unload unwanted household items or to score that special treasure.” Sellers use the outdoor market as a way to earn extra cash or declutter homes and garages. Shoppers arrive ready to explore that week’s offerings, collectibles and tools. Still others enjoy the social aspects of the swap meet, chatting with friends and neighbors. The parking lot becomes a beehive of activity, attracting passersby traveling through Anza. “We s
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