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Put on walking shoes for the 'Endless Yard Sale'

Posted March 7

This yard sale isn’t measured in yards – it’s measured in miles.

The 301 Endless Yard Sale, which spans more than four counties this year, runs along U.S. Highway 301 through the heart of Johnston County. Its massive size has tripled since last year’s debut sale, which covered 30 miles.

This year’s sale, on June 20 and 21, will start in Roanoke Rapids and end in Dunn.

“Maybe next year we’ll have the whole state,” said Donna Bailey-Taylor, Johnston County’s tourism director. “That’s our goal.”

Bailey-Taylor said last year’s sale, which spanned from Kenly to Benson, was an economic boon for the entire county as bargain hunters flocked to the area.

“People were here from out of town, and they were staying in our hotels and eating in our restaurants,” she said. “It was a great event.”

Last year’s sale was a destination spot for Edna Luper, who sold furniture and home decorations.

She was so swamped selling her wares that she had to call for backup.

“They were there to buy,” Luper said. “Had to call my sister to come in. ‘Please come help me!’”

Luper plans to return to the massive sale this year.

Sellers who want to participate can host a sale in their yard or set up in designated vendor spots. For more details, visit the Endless Yard Sale website.

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  • prisskat Mar 10, 10:27 a.m.

    I'm excited. This will be my first year doing it and I have already reserved my space. Its so much easier than selling on ebay or craigslist. The hard part will be trying NOT to shop at all the other vendor tents!

  • dbtaylor Mar 10, 8:55 a.m.

    We had the same anti-yard sale comments last year, but the last laugh was from our vendors who made an average of $2000 over the weekend. In this recovery economy, that's a great return on their investment. Reserve your space today -- it's a great way to clean out the closet, attic or garage.

    www.301endlessyardsale.com

  • dwntwnboy2 Mar 8, 11:59 p.m.

    Let folks laugh at yard sales. I go all the time, my friend purchased a camera lens for under $10, sold it for over $1200- laugh away, we'll continue to pick up the deals!!

  • 123skipjack Mar 8, 4:58 p.m.

    rednck yard sale?

    — Posted by 123skipjack

    WOW! You do not HAVE to go. Are you from around here? Or one of our northern "friends"?... View More

    — Posted by computer trainer

    ...any $1 underwear left?

  • oleguy Mar 8, 5:41 a.m.

    Rednck sale,, OK So whats your point,
    The Flea market ,Yard sale was not invented in the south,,