Unlike the first, this one was well planned and executed. We had announced in the bulletin. We had banners in front of the church. We told some other nearby churches that we were having the bazaar, and they announced it to their congregations.
Usually attendence at a bazaar, if it were to be graphed, appears like a classic pig in a python pattern. We begin with a trickle, then a sudden flood, then quickly back to a trickle, and then done- a python with a bulge. But the pig never showed up. We had a trickle from beginning to end. Perhaps I was mistaken about the previous bazaar. Perhaps no amount of planning can draw the crowds anymore. I made money, but not much. The planner is considering shifting the day next year, from a Saturday to Sunday before and after the Masses. it may be easier to get the congregation to come when they're already there. Maybe it will help. Can't do much worse.