Sales abound community-wide

Published 11:14 am Saturday, June 16, 2007

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
BUCHANAN – Garage Sale signs could be seen on every street corner Friday in Buchanan.
The annual Community-Wide Garage Sales, hosted by the Buchanan Chamber of Commerce, kicked off at 8 a.m. and will continue today until noon.
This year's event features 101 stops with every item imaginable to shoppers, from movies and books, to buckets and fishing gear.
"I like garage sales because you get to buy cool stuff," Jamie Reitz, 9, of Buchanan said. Reitz shopped with his mother and found an item worth keeping at the First Presbyterian Church on Front Street. "This is what I found," he said carrying a box to the cashier.
Nan Taylor of Hunstville, Ala. was excited she could be in town again for the sales.
"I am here for a family camp at Life Action. I was here last year when this went on and it was wonderful, so I'm glad I could be back again this year for it," Taylor said.
Though furniture, antiques and toys could be seen at almost every site, some people took time to bring the kitchen outdoors and offer something a little different. Baked goods and drinks were also a big hit with shoppers.
Cesille Tackett had a water stand set up right next to the sidewalk, selling bottles for $1. If people wanted, they could have a pack of Crystal Light for free.
"We've already made $32 dollars," Tackett said with an excited voice. "I do this whenever we have garage sales."
Tackett said she not only likes to sell water, but she enjoys shopping and selling personal items as well.
"You can get a lot of good things for a very good price. I also like that you earn a lot of money just for selling the things you don't want or need anymore."
The Chamber will deliver free maps in the parking lot at the northeast corner of Redbud Trail and Front Street until 11:30 a.m.