All along Main Street, and on streets that run through both Highway 68 and the bypass, many people sold a variety of items at individual yard sales, although one of the things the yard sales all had in common was the sale of clothing.
People came not only from out of town but from out of state to shop at local yard sales. The organizer of one yard sale said people came from as far away as Texas and Florida. “There have been a lot of different license plates,” she said, adding that as of Friday afternoon she had made more than $600.
For Paula Lisowksy, director of the Janice Mason Art Museum, and Jean Martin, one of the JMAM board members, sales weren’t as booming, but they still had fun sitting outside, enjoying the weather and talking with people. Their booth was in the Century 21 parking lot.
Another yard sale organizer, who held her yard sale near Ferrell’s, said that although business had slowed by Friday afternoon, business was booming that morning.
Patty Dodson, originally from Maryland, also said that business on her hand had been good so far.
Many of the yard sale organizers interviewed said they have been doing yard sales for years, while a few others said this was their first yard sale.
And while one organizer said he was busier than in previous years because of current economic conditions, stating that people are looking for better deals, another said his sales lagged compared with previous years for the same reason.