Calling all bargain hunters

One of the booths at the last community yard sale. Photo/Special

Visit over 50 yard sales at one location during the ninth annual spring yard sale on Apr. 3.  This community yard sale will be held at Kiwanis Park (980 Redwine Road, Fayetteville).  With over 14,000 square feet of bargains, this special event will be open to the public from 8 a.m-3 p.m.

The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department holds community yard sales biannually (spring and fall). Vendors are local residents from Fayette and surrounding counties.  Free admission and parking for all bargain hunters. All vendor booths have been sold.  The 10th Annual Harvest Yard Sale is expected to be held in October with vendor registration starting in August.

Expected items for sale include:
• Clothing (infant – adult), baby & early childhood items, dolls, and toys!
• Antiques, home décor, books, videos, music, kitchen & bath accessories!
• Furniture, household items, handmade arts & crafts and baby blankets!
• Lawn mowers, yard equipment, auto supplies, tools and hardware!
• Sports & exercise equipment and Relay For Life items!
• Music, videos games, electronics and tools!
• Holiday gifts, decorations, and handmade greeting cards!
• Floral arrangements, new and custom-made jewelry, and Avon products!
• Fayette County Special Olympics fundraiser with limited food, baked goods, drinks, and much more!
 Call 770-716-4320 or visit www.fayettecountyga.gov for more information.

The Spring Yard Sale on Apr. 3 will feature a fundraising booth for the Fayette County Special Olympics.  The goal of the Fayette County Special Olympics is to help bring persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected, and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens.  When we achieve this goal through our sports program, we demonstrate that Special Olympics has a unique value: to show the world that every person counts and that every person can be something good when we work together.

 Fayette County Special Olympics invests in people with intellectual disabilities, helping them to develop athletic skills, while also promoting the abilities of the athletes off the field.  When our athletes succeed, attitudes change, the community develops, health and self-esteem are built, and the eyes of the world are focused on all that is good and hopeful and positive.  Athletes gain skills for employment, learn independent living skills, form relationships and help others understand their extraordinary capabilities despite health issues they experience daily.

Twenty-three different sports are offered on the state-level of Special Olympics for athletes to experience; Fayette County actively participates in nineteen of those sports including badminton, swimming, soccer and gymnastics.  The Special Olympic athletes in Fayette County range in age from 8 years old to 63 years old!