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Hopes high for community yard sale

Set for Saturday at Central Park

POSTED: March 31, 2014 12:02 a.m.
 

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Looking for a good price on some slightly used items? The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department may have the solution for you.

A community-wide yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking area at the Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Road.

Jerry Kinsey, director of the county parks and recreation department, said this will be the second year for the large sale. 

“Last year’s event was a success and we are looking forward to an even better turnout for 2014,” he said in a statement.

Elizabeth Shoemake, recreation programs coordinator, said the 2013 sale was held at Caney Creek Preserve in south Forsyth.

“It went pretty well. We had a lot of sellers, but we didn’t have the customers we hoped for, so that’s why we have moved it to Central Park,” she said. “It’s a bigger park that’s more well established and everybody pretty much knows where it is.”

Shoemake said time has run out for anyone who may have wanted to sell items at the event, but there will be plenty of opportunity for customers to get some good buys.

“We have sold out all the vendor spots … overall, we’ll have more than 20 sellers,” she said. “We don’t know what all items they will be bringing … but we have all ages who are selling, so I think we’ll have household items, kid items, pretty much all of your typical yard sale-type items.”

All the sellers will price their own items at the event, which is free to attend.

Based on the number of inquiries about the event, Shoemake said she believes there will be a good turnout.

“We do not have a rain date, but so far the weather looks like it’s supposed to be good,” she said, noting that the event is not a fundraiser although vendors were charged a $10 fee to offset the costs of presenting the event.

“This is just a good community event for people to come by and be able to shop and talk, and a chance for us to get them into our park.”

 

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