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'Giant' yard sale returns to fairgrounds

Posted: May 9, 2012 - 12:06am  |  Updated: May 14, 2012 - 12:39pm
Paula James, of Grovetown, looks at children's clothing last year at the second annual Giant Columbia County Yard Sale held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The event was organized by the Rotary Club of Columbia County.  Jenna Martin
Jenna Martin
Paula James, of Grovetown, looks at children's clothing last year at the second annual Giant Columbia County Yard Sale held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The event was organized by the Rotary Club of Columbia County.

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Those wanting to rid their homes of clutter or earn some extra cash have until next week to sign up for a “giant” yard sale in Columbia County.

The Columbia County Rotary Club is bringing its third annual Giant Columbia County Yard Sale to the Merchants Association Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Commercial businesses, food vendors, crafters and individuals can reserve a space at the yard sale. Indoor, covered patio and commercial areas cost $50, and outdoor spots cost $25.

The registration deadline is Friday, said event organizer and Rotarian Connie Redmond.

More than 40 booths have been filled so far, and Redmond expects they will meet last year’s number of 87.

During the event, the fairgrounds will be open from 7 a.m. until at least 1 p.m. The cost to park is $2 per vehicle.

The fairgrounds are at the corner of Columbia Road and William Few Parkway.

Last year, more than 1,000 people browsed the sale, which will include household items, clothing, collectibles, plants, furniture and antiques, Redmond said.

“Before 7 (a.m.), they were lined up and backing up Columbia Road,” she said. “In fact, the police made us open the gates a little bit early.”

County historian and author Barbara Seaborn will sign and sell copies of her latest book, As Long as the Rivers Run; Highlights from Columbia County’s Past.

Reprints by artist Lynell Widener, whose illustrations are used in Seaborn’s book, also can be purchased.

Sellers can set up as early as the night before the sale.

All proceeds made will benefit the Rotary Club’s charities: Family Y Community Support Campaign, Junior Achievement and Youth Challenge Academy.

For information or to reserve a space at the yard sale, call Redmond at (706) 863-5500.

 

IF YOU GO

What: Giant Columbia County Yard Sale

When: 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. May 19

Where: Columbia County Fairgrounds

Cost: $2 to park; call (706) 863-5500 to purchase booth space

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