Yard sale stretches for ten miles

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A yard sale Saturday in Western Pennsylvania stretched for miles along Route 208. The community sale is sure to go down as one of the largest and longest of its kind.

Volant Mills organized the event called 10 Miles of Treasures Yard Sale, stretching literally 10 miles from Pulaksi to New Wilmington then on to Volant.

This is the first year for the event. The Mill usually hosts the Second Saturday event around this time each year but decided to take things up a notch.

“This happens to be National Yard Sale Day, so I decided we would do 10 Miles of Treasures Yard Sale,” said Cherry Geidner, event coordinator.

Organizers also got the community involved. Churches and businesses set up booths for the sale and residents who live along route 208 opened up their homes.

“I wanted to get rid of some stuff in the house,” said Anthony Kelly of Volant. “This is our neighbor’s pottery, he’s working and we’re selling it for him.”

Word of sale traveled through social media and soon the streets were lined with folks looking for a deal.

“I came here because I got an update on Facebook about it,” said Kim Sultzer of Indianola, Pa. “We’ve been here before, and we always loved it out here.”

Two self-proclaimed avid garage sellers, Glenn Franceschina and Jerry Wessel traveled from the Pittsburgh area hoping to leave with some unique items.

“The neatest thing I found was an old tube radio from the 30s,” said Franceschina. “I go every Saturday morning and spend several hours at least on going to garage sales. When’s there a whole bunch of them together, I figured I might as well go and see what I can find.”

“You never know what you’re gonna find, “said Wessel. “That’s part of the interest. But I found a little cream bottle and I found a maple syrup stirrer.”

And you could find more than just hidden treasures, there was also great food and live entertainment. The owners of Above All Alpacas in New Wilmington brought along some products to sale and their animals.

Proceeds from the sale will go towards several restoration projects at the Mill.

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