The Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce is preparing to hold its 12th Annual Citywide Yard Sale Aug. 13.
The annual event has proved popular for several years running with more than 100 local residents and businesses participating each year. In 2014, 107 permits were sold, with 103 sellers participating last year.
Seller’s permits are required for everyone to participate and are only available at the chamber office through Aug. 8. The office is located at 12 Municipal Drive in Park Hills on the bottom floor of the city hall building.
“We will sell them through the end of the day on Monday the eighth,” said Executive Director Tammi Coleman. “So far we have sold about 20, but they’ve only been on sale since the 25th. I’ve sold several today already and expect things to be crazy around here by Friday.”
Coleman said she has several appointments and meetings this week, so unfortunately the times for buying permits are going to be limited. A list of available hours for purchasing the permits is available on the chamber’s website (www.phlcoc.net) and also on the chamber’s Facebook page and the Citywide Yard Sale’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityWideYardSaleParkHillsLeadington).
There are three options for buying a permit. The $5 Basic Option includes a seller’s permit and the location’s address placed on a list of area sales. The $6 Premium Option includes a seller’s permit, the address included on a list of area sales and also pinpointed on a local street guide. The $7 Ultra Option includes the seller’s permit, address on the list of area sales and pinpointed on a local street guide. In addition, the Ultra option includes space to list five major items for sale.
Coleman recommends spending the extra two dollars for the Ultra permit.
“When there are over 100 yard sales in one day,” she said, “people appreciate the ability to browse the items for sale, searching for the thing that they are most interested in, so that they can plan out their route for the day and stop at the sale they are most interested in first.”
All sellers are required to purchase a permit, including business owners.
“Businesses’ names on the map are listed in color,” said Coleman, “so being on the map is a bit of a bonus for them as well.”
Maps will be on sale at the chamber office and at Park Hills River Mart from Aug. 10 – 12. They will also be available at the River Mart on the day of the event. Park Hills River Mart is located at 10 Flat River Dr.
The cost of each map is $1. Maps will be in full color and printed on 11 x 17 inch paper. The map will also include the list of addresses, most of which will be pinpointed on the map itself. Participants who purchase the Ultra Option will also have their five major items for sale included with the map.
“Each map also includes a coupon to Park Hills River Mart for a free 32 ounce fountain drink as well,” Coleman said. “Redeeming this coupon more than pays for the cost of the map.”
Coleman wanted to say a special thank you to the event sponsors: The Daily Journal, Park Hills River Mart and Maloney, Wright, & Robbins.
“Also, thanks to the City of Park Hills for allowing us to host this event,” she said. “It’s a huge community-involved event that is anticipated by residents all year long. Shoppers come from all over the state, and even several from out of state, to spend the day looking for their self-proclaimed treasures within our community.”
For questions or more information, contact Coleman at 573-431-1051 or visit the chamber’s website or Facebook page.
Amy Patterson is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.