U.S. 25 yard sales set to span miles this weekend

U.S. 25 yard sales set to span miles this weekend

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The yard sale is on U.S. 25 in Anderson and Campbell Counties and into Kentucky. The yard sale is on U.S. 25 in Anderson and Campbell Counties and into Kentucky.
Each member of the Johnson family got a small section to set up their own items. Each member of the Johnson family got a small section to set up their own items.
"We know from a tourism aspect that the one in Middle Tennessee draws a lot of people from all over the region," said Anderson County Tourism Director Stephanie Wells. "We know from a tourism aspect that the one in Middle Tennessee draws a lot of people from all over the region," said Anderson County Tourism Director Stephanie Wells.

By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

LAKE CITY (WATE) - Thousands of people are expected to flock to an East Tennessee highway this weekend for the second annual U.S. 25 Yard Sales.

It's a bargain hunters dream: miles and miles of garage and yard sales all taking place at one time.

"Starts here in Anderson County and goes all the way up through Campbell County and then on into Kentucky," said Anderson County Tourism Director Stephanie Wells.

The tourism council decided to start the sale after seeing the success of a similar one that runs down U.S. 127 in Middle Tennessee.

"We know from a tourism aspect that the one in Middle Tennessee draws a lot of people from all over the region, so we wanted to bring people into the area that maybe haven't been to our area before and then hopefully we will see some people come down in from Kentucky, too," said Wells.

Several churches and businesses like the Lake City Library are taking advantage of the weekend to unload some older books to make room for new stock. But it's mainly residents along the route who participate in the sale, all looking to thin out their storage.

"We're selling toys, extra Halloween stuff, holiday knick knacks and clothes," said Jami Johnson.

Each member of the Johnson family got a small section to set up their own items and will get to keep all of the sales they earn. Whether or not it all sells by the end of the weekend isn't important to them, they already have plans for what's leftover.

"What we don't sell we're going to donate it. Instead of throwing it away, we're just going to donate it," said Brittney Wayman.

In the meantime, they just hope the weather holds out.

If you don't live along U.S. 25, but have items you'd like to sell you can set up in the parking lot of the Lake City Recreation Center for $10.

The sale continues until Saturday. For more information, log onto the Tourism Council's website.

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