They’re rolling out the red carpet in Knob Lick Saturday for treasure-hunters — that is, those who would like to take “trash” home to be their treasures.
The 4th Annual Community Sale is Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon. The tiny town extends an invitation to yard sale shoppers to bring their wish lists to town. And then, they go from house to house shopping.
“We had 17 houses that first year,” said Donn Adamson, the resident who started the sale. “This year, we have 35. The idea is to get people to come in to town for a bunch of yard sales rather than just one or two.”
Signs along Highway 67 and other roads will guide shoppers to the sales. At each house, they may pick up maps to other houses. The maps also have lists of what kinds of items the seller has to sell.
“That way, if you’re looking for baby clothes, you can go to the sales that offer them,” said Adamson. “This year, somebody has a horse for sale and we have some cars, as well as the usual things like toys, tools and clothes.”
The Church of God, which Adamson pastors, is hosting a rummage and bake sale, too. And each seller gets to keep his or her profits.
“We do it the day before Mother’s Day every year,” said Adamson. “And we went over to the big Briargate sale in Farmington last weekend and left flyers on the cars inviting them to ours.”