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August 16, 2012

U.S. 25 Yard Sale starts Thursday

CORBIN — By Charlotte Underwood / Staff writer

Get the antiques out of the attic and clean out that closet—yard sale season isn’t over yet. The US 25 Yard Sale will be taking place this Thursday through Sunday all along the Kentucky portion of the Dixie Highway.

The yard sale is an “effort to entice travelers from I-75” into communities and boost local economies along US Highway 25, according to Event Coordinator Judy Wigginton.

The four-day event will be held annually on the third weekend in Aug. and hopefully grow bigger and better each year, according to Wigginton.

This year’s yard sale event will run from Williamstown, which is at the top of the state near the Ohio border, all the way down to Williamsburg.

 “The idea for the event came from one of our citizens in Williamstown,” Wigginton said, adding that the city of Williamstown had endorsed the idea.

Though this year’s efforts will be concentrated in the state of Kentucky, Wigginton said she hopes the yard sale will expand to Tennessee next year and eventually run the whole road from Florida to Michigan.

“It is our ultimate goal to expand the US 25 Yard Sale to all of the states that are along that route, including Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida,” Wigginton said.

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison said he thinks it is a great idea and hopes residents get out and participate, whether by shopping or setting up to sell.

“I think it’s great and encourage people to participate,” Harrison said.

“It’s a great way to have fun and make memories with your family as you support your local economy,” Wigginton said. She also said she wanted to encourage people to have their own yard sale or to even rent their yard to someone else for selling space.

“Churches, schools and other businesses could rent their parking lots out for fund raising opportunities, it’s good for the whole community,” she added.

Harrison said it is the one time of year that people will be able to set up yard sale areas on commercial property along US Highway 25W, which is usually prohibited.

“It’s a great opportunity; it can be a huge thing for the state of Kentucky and for us,” Harrison said.

For more information, contact Wigginton at 859-824-6351 or contact Harrison at 606-549-6033.

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