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Citywide Yard Sale set for May 19 at Southside Park
If you're planning a yard sale this spring, your best opportunity is the City of Newton's Citywide Yard Sale. The seventh annual event, sponsored by the Festival & Events Committee, is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Southside Park.

Citywide Yard Sale set for May 19 at Southside Park

NEWTON, NC (March 16, 2012) – If you’re planning a yard sale this spring, your best opportunity is the City of Newton’s Citywide Yard Sale. The seventh annual event, sponsored by the Festival & Events Committee, is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Southside Park, located on U.S. Hwy. 321 Business South. The centralized event at the park enhances both participation and sales.

Booths, available for $5 each, will be 10’ x 10’. No electricity is available, but participants can bring tents, tables, trailers, etc. Booths should be set up by 7:00 a.m. as gates will open at 5:00 a.m. for vendor set up. Commercial vendors are prohibited, and only “yard sale” type items are allowed. Concessions will be available during the event. The NJROTC from Newton-Conover High School will be assisting with traffic control during the event this year.

As a convenience for shoppers, a perimeter route will be set up again this year for large-item pickup. This feature was added last year and worked well for shoppers to pick up large, bulky items.

To register, send a completed registration form, along with $5 (cash or check payable to City of Newton), to Festival & Events Committee, c/o Catherine LeFevers, 615 North Main Ave., Newton, NC 28658. Registration forms are available at the Newton Recreation Center, Newton City Hall, or click here to download. Advance registration is required.

For more information, contact Festival & Events Chairperson Catherine LeFevers at 828-464-8922, evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., or weekdays at the Newton Recreation Center at 828-695-4317.