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Community-wide yard sale set for Saturday

By Staff | Jun 13, 2014

Shepherdstown’s first community-wide yard and tag sale is set for this Saturday, June 14. The sale will be held rain or shine 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 set up tables in their yards or alleys, selling 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.

Residents who live outside the town limits can set up tables on the section of King Street in front of Town Hall. 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.

Organizers say their goal has been to enlist 200 families, organizations, and businesses to participate. They say it’s proven impossible to get a firm count of those planning to participate, but they’re hopeful they’ll achieve their goal.

Out-of-town visitors attending the sale will be directed to the Shepherd University parking lot at Princess and High streets, and to the St. Agnes Church parking lot.

A map showing key sale locations will be available to visitors, and sale locations will be marked with red balloons.

For more information, contact David Springer at bakerstreethomes@gmail.com or 240-818-6688.