For months, there’s been chatter in Avon Lake about a large “citywide garage sale” taking place May 17-20.
The concept makes sense: Have as many people participate at once, making it a “one day” excursion of discount buying and recycling in Avon Lake.
But search high and low and you’ll be hard pressed to find a person or organization that is actually coordinating the effort. Avon Lake Patch has received numerous email from people inquiring about the sale and several who said they will be participating.
So we’re asking readers who will be participating to send us their address and dates of their sale and we’ll post the list next Wednesday. Readers can also double their sale’s exposure by listing the garage/yard sale in the “garage sale” section of events on Patch. It’s free!
Avon Lake’s Kelli Bodey loves the idea and is hoping for a good turnout. While not an organizer, she is helping spread the word.
“I have spoken with many folks and I would guess that 30 - 40 have told me they will sell,” she said in an email. “A few businesses plan to do some special deals or sidewalk-type sales."
Call them what you want, garage sales, rummage sales or yard sales, they are becoming as American as apple pie and prove to be the ultimate recycling program
“Garage sales are becoming less taboo and more acceptable," Bodey said. "People look for ways to stretch their dollar, and this is a great way to do just that. My basement, closets, cupboards and garage could all use more 'breathing room' and I would love to help others out with a bargain, so it's a great idea.”
Bodey said it’s also a great way to meet others.
“You meet some wonderful people, catch up with neighbors, lighten your home's load and make some extra cash at the same time,” she said. “It's a win-win situation, and a lot of fun.”
If you’re a business or household participating this year, send your name, address and times/dates of the sale to Lori.Switaj@patch.com. We’ll only publish your address and dates (name is for verification only).