The popular car boot sale held on Sunday was the most popular to date with over 140 sellers turning up to sell their stuff.
Despite the chilliness of the morning air keen sellers began to arrive at the car boot site from 6am. By just after 7am the car park was filled with over 70 cars.
Sellers continued to arrive in large numbers, but with the promenade being off limits to cars this season, they had to bag what ever space they could find on the surrounding pavements and adjacent side roads and a second delivery of tables had to be quickly organised.
At one stage the approach road was grid locked, horns blared and tempers flared but the appearance of the Zabita complete with sirens, loud hailer and flashing lights soon cleared the roads of badly parked cars.
By 9am, as the site became bathed in the warm November sunshine, the sale became the usual relaxed affair and everyone had a great time.
Peter Clark Chair of the Calis Carnival Committee said:
“I’m amazed just how many sellers have turned up today. I don’t know if it is because of Bayram next week or because it was a nice day but it was the most we have ever had. We’ve done our best, despite the promenade being closed to the sale, to get everyone organised. However, it’s a bit like herding cats – a tricky skill to master.”
The event raised 2,000 TL for the carnival charity and the Calis Carnival that will be held on 29th and 30th May 2010.
The next car boot sale will be held on Sunday 20th December 2009 and if you plan to sell at the next event make sure you turn up early to bag your space!