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Area residents can set up tables for June 14 sale

By Staff | May 30, 2014

Plans continue to firm up for the town-wide Shepherdstown yard and tag sale scheduled for Saturday, June 14.

The latest development is that the section of King Street in front of Town Hall has now been designated as the place where residents who live outside the town limits can sell their items.

This section of the street will be closed to vehicle traffic and anyone who lives within the Shepherdstown zip code may use it to display sale items. All who do so must supply their own tables and be responsible for setting up and taking down their displays.

The June 14 sale will be held rain or shine on June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The sale is being sponsored by Shepherdstown’s BEST (Better Experiences for Shepherdstown Tourists) Group, with the support of the Town Council. The idea is to provide a fun community event that will also be an excellent opportunity to attract new visitors to the town.

Residents and organizations are being asked to offer for sale items they no longer need but others may want, such as antiques, accessories, furniture, tools and books.

Businesses are being asked to set up tag-sale tables in front of their stores.

The goal is to enlist at least 200 families, organizations and businesses to participate. So far, organizers say a good start has been made toward that goal.

For those who have not yet signed up to participate and would like to do so, or for more information, please contact David Springer at bakerstreethomes@gmail.com or 240-818-6688.

Volunteers will be needed to assist with various aspects of event logistics on the day of the sale.

Updates about the sale will be available on a Facebook page that has been established for the event; the address is www.facebook.com/shepherdstownyardandtagsale.