Set up shop on Rt. 50 during national yard sale


TAYLOR COUNTY—From California to Maryland, the 22nd Annual “Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale” has been scheduled for May 21-23.
According to Tom Taylor, national coordinator, the U.S. 50 Yard Sale is a nonprofit national event that allows for individuals, vendors or small business sidewalk sales to set up yard sales along U.S 50.
During the national event, participants may set up on along U.S. Route 50 on those dates, but the time is up to them when they open and when they pack up.
Taylor said that the sale encourages people to travel to other areas and helps promote tourism not just for hotels and restaurant but for the small towns. The sale also gives locals a chance to sell unwanted items, allows people to shop for bargains, or maybe even barn finds.
The large national yard sale also gives churches, high school bands and clubs a chance to get donations.
While this is a national event, there is no guarantee that locals will participate or that they are required to participate. The idea is to promote everyone to participate.
“I am very excited about this year’s sale,” Taylor voiced. “We did not promote the sale much last year due to the pandemic.  This year, people are anxious to get out and it could be an exceptional year for sales.”  
“This is an opportunity for individuals to clean house, to find bargains, and to earn money.  It is a winner for all,” he added.
Taylor reminds that while this is a national event, all sales are individually organized.
Vendors are asked to not to set up on state right-of-way nor private property without permission. They should allow for off-road parking and consider safety for those leaving and returning to the road.
“Please remember to practice social distancing and wear your mask per the governor guidelines,” Taylor said. “All local laws apply and should be followed.”
Organizers of the 22nd Annual U.S. 50 Yard Sale have high hopes that participation will be at an all-time high, and that the event provides an opportunity to draw shoppers in to experience all that Taylor County has to offer.

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