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August 1, 2008

Route 60 yard sale: locals get involved

Clean out those closets and attics, as it’s once again time for the U.S. 60 Yard Sale. The event, sponsored in Carter County by the City of Grayson Tourism and Convention Commission is Aug. 1 and 2, giving folks two days to browse through a vast array of items.

Rowan County is not officially involved, but many local churches and civic groups as well as individuals are getting in on the activity and hosting yard sales along U.S. 60 in the county.

Deloris Wilburn, chairperson for the event, said she believes the added day will offer people more time to travel through both Carter and Boyd counties. “You just can’t do it all in one day,” she commented. “And I do think with the economy being as it is people will be looking for bargains such as school clothes.”

As always, people will be selling tons of things including furniture, glassware, toys, clothing, produce, kitchen items, crafts, antiques, candles, tools and much more.

Wilburn said anyone wishing to sell prepared food at a sale is required to get a permit ($25) from the Little Sandy District Health Department. No permit is necessary for sealed foods such as chips, candy bars, water or pop. However, in Carter County non-profit groups including Relay For Life, church programs or Little League are exempt from the fee.

Wilburn said participants are asked not to set up sales along side of the highway, as safety is a priority. She said there needs to be enough room for people to park and move around safely.

“We have been told people can set up at the old Jaycees Fairgrounds at no cost for the two days,” she said. “They just have to get in there and choose a good spot. I’d say that would be a great place to set up with all the space and people will park and go from sale to sale.”

The commission does not assume liability for injuries or damages during the two-day event.

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