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Kitsch, Curios, and Treasures
The 2023 Town Wide Yard Sale
May 9, 2023

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t last year’s yard sale, the small items sold the fastest, said one seller. This year, the tables, chairs, and furniture were the first things to go.

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A dining table goes to a new home. Chairs got a ride in the back seat.

Buyers were thin on the ground at 7a Saturday morning. But by 9a, they were roaming the sidewalks in groups and parking in the right-of-way along Ragan Road, hunting for a bargain at the annual Town Wide Yard Sale.

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It’s never too early to start putting together the Holiday Display.

One seller collected items by theme, offering items as a bagged group. The non-profit Prime Time took over the fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church, setting up tables where buyers could wander. One seller offered a discount to buyers who helped unbox items as they searched for yard sale treasures.

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Modes of travel in the genre of kitsch: by carriage, foot, and wind.

Tourism Board Marsha Paplham organizes the event with help from volunteers. They make it happen every year, on the first Saturday in May.

The 2024 Town Wide Yard Sale is May 4.

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Not everything for sale was secondhand – like the bottle-top crabs and sandals.
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Lee Morgan and Amy Chapin of First Citizens Bank were stationed outside, with free water and snacks.
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You don’t have to go there to enjoy the cup – or the name.
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A few vintage machines – one for taking things apart, one for putting things together, and a third for enjoying music while you do.
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A man picked up a paddle, and transformed into a human sundial.
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Old double hung windows, with built in air flow.
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Haggling over the Blue Period – a buyer inspects the goods.
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Light up your night with a turtle.
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Decorating with the deceased.
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Something not often seen – a handmade wedding dress for $40.
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Bagged, tagged, and ready for a new home.
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Rummaging through the tables, looking for that thing you didn’t know you needed.
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Multiple generations take in the sales.

Posted Tuesday May 9, 2023 by Allison DeWeese


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