“There were a lot of activities going on this weekend, and many people just love yard sales,” Underhill said. “I think for some people it brings back memories.”
Other activities that were going on at the same time included the Cadiz Arts Festival, and many of the people who came out for them likely also saw the yard sales at various points on Main Street and U.S. 68 and stopped, said Underhill.
Several individuals organized yard sales, and many businesses, such as the various antique shops on Main Street, also participated. The Trigg County chapter of the American Red Cross and Veterans of Foreign Wars also participate in the sale.
Many of those who helped organize individual yard sales reported good turnout and good profits, and some attributed it to the mostly clear weather.
Kathy Logan, who helped organize a yard sale at home in the Apache subdivision near the post office, said they saw better turnout than they had expected, even though it dropped somewhat after a rain storm.
“A lot of people seemed to have a good time,” Logan said.
Anna Mullen helped organize a yard sale near the Cadiz-Trigg County Tourism Center near Interstate 24 and said it was her first yard sale. She also said on Friday that she had seen very good turnout.
The sale, which began in 2004 and runs along U.S. 68 from Paducah in western Kentucky to Maysville at the state’s east end. Next year’s sale has been set for June 2-5, 2011.