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Successful yard sale series continues July 12

AUBURN -- Downtown Auburn this summer is home to one-stop yard-sale shopping.

The next installment of Auburn's popular Community Yard Sale is July 12, where organizers lure shoppers with promises of second-hand treasure.

The series began again in March after an inaugural year that saw the event flourish.

Charlotte Ewing, the city's events coordinator, said the sale debuted in April last year with seven vendors. By its September finale, there were 35.

Bargain hunters found a bit of everything: Clothing, toys, household appliances, furniture, antiques, tools, records, books, etc.

Father's Day hampered vendor participation in June, but the month prior saw 24 vendors, Ewing said.

"It's still good," she said.

Ewing said the event is perfect for bargain hunters wanting to avoid the gas expenses associated with yard-sale safaris.

The sales will take place at 8 a.m. the second Saturday of each month through September in the heart of downtown Auburn. Booths are $10 each, a nominal fee to cover advertising costs. Vendors must provide their own set-ups and displays.

Ewing said the event encourages community members to rekindle old friendships and begin new ones. There's plenty of set-up space for all vendors, she said.