Our interests in
setting up a yard sale along Highway 61 are for the same reasons that
the 100 mile yard sale
is so successful. We want to bring traffic to businesses along Highway
61. We want to give a place for dealers and vendors to display and sell
their items. And we want to give local folks along Highway 61 the
opportunity to turn items that they would like to part with into cash.
This is an excellent opportunity for the buyers and sellers alike. The
idea for the 61 mile yard sale came from our involvement for the last
several years in the 100 mile yard sale, which spans from
Jackson MO to
Kennett MO, along Highway 25. The 100 mile yard sale continues to be a
success for local folks who have attics, basements, and storage sheds
full of items that they would like to sell. It is also very successful
for professional vendors, dealers, and sellers. And with the traffic of
bargain hunters and treasure seekers, this event has become some of the largest selling
days for most businesses along Highway 25.
We have been asked, by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce,
to extend the yard sale into Jackson MO. The yard sale's new official South
start/stop point is High Street, directly South of the Court House, in
Jackson MO. We are excited to work with the Jackson Chamber of Commerce
on the yard sale. We encourage other cities and towns along the sale route to contact us to
discuss how we can help bring more commerce to your area.