Patrons praise county-wide yard sale at Admin. Building site

By Diane Glidewell


The lot adjacent to the Butts County Administration Building began filling with vendors and bargain hunters as early as 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 1 as the 4th Annual County-wide Sale moved to a new venue. In spite of a misting of rain throughout most of the day, there was a large turnout of both sellers and buyers.

Butts Countians seem to love checking out what yard sales have to offer, especially in the inviting outdoor days of spring and fall. The County-wide Yard Sale gave them the chance to peruse dozens of yard sales at one easy stop. As a bonus were many opportunities to chat with friends and acquaintances from around the community and hear the latest news while going through the wares.

There were loads of furniture, big azaleas and palm trees, lots of children's clothes and toys, adult clothes and shoes, tools, knickknacks, mugs, kitchenware, collectibles, some antiques, a few World War II helmets, DVD's, and lots of other treasures peeking out from tents and tables. For the hungry, there were monstrous turkey legs, hot corn dogs, nachos, hamburgers with the fixings, homebaked cookies, and Allison Fuqua's glazed peanuts.

Many non-profit groups in the community, such as the Sylvan Grove Hospital Auxiliary, Life Choices Pregnancy Resource Center, and several church groups took advantage of the event as a fundraising opportunity. Spaces were available for only $10 for those selling general merchandise.

The County-wide Yard Sale was organized by the Butts County Parks and Recreation Department, particularly through the efforts of Valarie Campbell.