Cadiz is hot spot for yard sales during annual event
by S. Alan Reed
Jun 07, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Along the route of Highway 68, the 400-Mile Yard Sale snaked its way across the Bluegrass State from June 1 until June 4 offering deals, curiosities and fun to patrons from near and far. Despite the success, many merchants wished for greater promotion and advertising.

Many sales were located along Main Street in Cadiz, many manned by vendors from the six Cadiz antique shops.

On the lawn of Reed’s Log Homes in East Cadiz was the trio of Norm Dommer and Nancy and Carl Murray. Dommer makes his home in Eddyville, while the Murray’s live in Cadiz.

Dommer said first-day traffic had been brisk, with as many as 40 customers looking or buying the first morning. “We had some Norman Rockwell plates that sold right away. Pictures and glassware have sold well, too.” At his first 400 Mile Yard Sale, Dommer said that people had been spending money at his portion of the sale.

Nancy Murray said that many visitors had been local residents, but she met some people from Michigan who were driving the length of the sale.

Carl Murray said he felt that the event had grown compared to previous years. “There are more set ups and customers this year. Though last year I think people heard more about it. (The publicity) is quiet compared to last year,” he said.

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