The Barbados Community College (BCC) hosted its first-ever flea market and car boot fundraising sale on Saturday.
Scores of BCC staff and students took advantage of the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial skills, selling a range of items, including food, clothing, household items, personal care products, and plants, among others.
Members of the public also purchased spaces to sell their items at the “Eyrise”, Howell’s Cross Road, St Michael Campus.
BCC’s Communications Specialist Lisa Brome told Barbados TODAY that the flea market allowed the college, which is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year, to give back to the community.
“Primarily, we were opened to our staff and students as an entrepreneurial opportunity for them, and then once they were satisfied that they were able to take up as many spaces as they could, then we opened it to the general public.
“And I have to tell you that the response was overwhelming. There were 115 stall spaces that were sold and in the range of 15 to 20 car boot spaces.
“Generally, the response was very good, we had patrons coming in from as early as 8:30 a.m. when we opened our doors, and the response from the patrons to the vendors has been encouraging, considering that this is the first time BCC is holding an event like this. We are actually considering hosting a flea market again,” Brome said.
Horseback riding was also offered at the event, and just after 4 p.m., patrons and vendors alike were wowed by the skills of stunt driver Rommel Knuckles Greaves. (AH)