Saturday, February 28, 2009

Calling All Bargain Hunters! 8th Annual Spring Yard Sale March 14th

Visit over 100 yard sales on two different weekends at the 8th Annual Spring Yard Sales. Due to popular request, the Fayette County Parks & Recreation Department will be holding two spring yard sales this year. The first sale will be held at McCurry Park (150 McDonough Rd., Fayetteville) on March 14. The second event will be held at the Kiwanis Park (980 Redwine Road, Fayetteville) on April 4. These community wide yard sales will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine). The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department holds community yard sales bi-annually (Spring and Fall). All vendors are local residents from Fayette and surrounding counties. Past sales have attracted bargain-hunters from Norcross to Macon, Locust Grove to Newnan, and everywhere in between. FREE admission and parking for all bargain hunters!

Expected items for sale include:
· Clothing (infant – adult), baby & early childhood items, and toys!
· Home interior d├ęcor, vintage collectibles, and photo prints!
· Sports equipment, tools, music, TV, videos, and electronics!
· Antiques, books, bags, baskets, furniture, and jewelry!
· Gourmet food products, kitchen tools, and household items!
· Plants, vegetables, lawnmowers, and garden items!
· Fayette County Humane Society booth with cat & dog items!
· Fayette County Special Olympics fundraiser!
· Food, drinks, and much more!

« The Kiwanis Park Yard Sale (April 4) is now FULL (all booths have been reserved). However, there is a limited number of booths available for the McCurry Park Yard Sale on March 14!

Call 770-716-4320 or visit www.fayettecountyga.gov (under Parks & Recreation Department) for more information and vendor registration form.

The Spring Yard Sales 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 for athletes to experience; Fayette County actively participates in 18 of those sports - ranging from badminton, swimming, soccer and gymnastics. Our athletes range in age from 8 years old to 61 years old!

Only through volunteers are we able to fulfill our mission in serving our athletes and continue to grow. The volunteers are dedicated to providing the highest quality programs and services to the athletes and serve as certified coaches, event staff, unified sports partners and fundraisers. The continuing success of the organization depends on the ongoing support of the community.
You can help these athletes in the Fayette County Special Olympics in various ways; by volunteering, coaching, donating or sponsoring an athlete or event. For more information about the Spring Yard Sale or Fayette County Special Olympics, please call the Fayette County Parks & Recreation Department at 770-716-4320 or visit www.fayettecountyga.gov.
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