World's longest yard sale begins
The annual Worlds Longest Yard Sale, stretching from Michigan to Alabama, began Thursday, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
days before the world's longest yard sale begins. Signal Mountain is already dotted with sellers and shoppers. Lona Community Center president Tommy Johnson says the early birds play it safe with social distancing. When couples come in, they stick together. But they talking a distance to the Avengers. And so it's not as much 101 as it used to be. The community center is a vendor hot spot. Leading vendors use their property to set up shop there, taking precautions, setting up hand sanitizing stations and outdoor sinks. Volunteers serving food will wear PPE, and the center is minimizing use of its indoor space. Where we're standing out there will be a very large tent to keep people outdoors and open spaces with a lot of airflow. The center is insa Kouachi County, which doesn't have a mask mandate, but veteran vendor Jeff Hill says about half of his buyers are wearing them. Typically up here, you social distance. It's a social distance anyway. You know, people around, they're not. They're not in each other's face. They're very courteous space and stuff like that. Some vendors have pulled out of the sale this year, but not enough to worry Johnson, who relies on the sale to keep the lights on. There is a worry to people, and then we understand that and we respect that. However, there's Mawr coming in behind them that that is filling their their spots despite virus concerns, Hill says Early shopping predicts a big year for vendors. A lot of people coming in and they're buying, Yeah, you're getting merchandise and red to get out. Reporting in Sir Kouachi County, Grace McKenna, Channel three Eyewitness News