February 21, 2009
Crammed closets got you down? Having trouble closing cabinets? Or perhaps you''re simply a fan of fantastic bargains. Well, the Hitching Lot Farmers'' Market in downtown Columbus has something for you.
Main Street Columbus and the Hitching Lot Farmers'' Market committee announce the first-ever Giant Possum Town Yard Sale Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the market lot located at the corner of Second Street and Second Avenue North.
"This is an opportunity for everyone to come out and find some great bargains and treasures, as well as an opportunity to do some spring cleaning," said Main Street Columbus Director Amber Murphree. "It''s the one exception at the market where goods don''t have to be locally grown, made or conjured up."
A limited number of vendor spaces, some under cover, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces can be reserved for $20 by contacting the MSC office at 662-328-6305. All vendors must be pre-registered.
"I''m so excited about this event," remarked market board member Jennifer Lehner. "I love the idea of having so many yard sales all in one place!"
Organizers will be on site April 4, grilling lunches for purchase, said board member Beth Imes. "We''ll also have a silent auction for two vintage Egger''s Department Store trash receptacles that sat on Market Street at the corner of College Street," she added. Imes has a postcard from the 1960s showing one of the receptacles in place in front of the landmark building which now houses WCBI-TV.
Supporter and board member Bill Laws urged, "This will be a great day for all of Columbus to come out and not only shop, eat great food and enjoy fellowship, but it will also help raise some money for the market. Everyone please come out and support the Hitching Lot Farmers'' Market."
Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.