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The yard sale of yard sales
It's the yard sale of yard sales...
If you want it, you can probably find it somewhere along the 690 mile length of U.S. 127. Julie Koch found just what she was after in Covington." It's a Westinghouse cabinet for a Dutch oven the man told us 'everybody needs one of those'. Right, sure."
Make no mistake about it, this sale is a destination event. " We get phone calls all year long because people asking for the dates because they want to schedule their vacations around it so it doesn't really surprise me they come from all over." says Donna Kremer at the information booth.
James Bell came all the way from California...by way of Detroit. He's part of a crew from General Motors Corporation driving the length of the yard sale...picking up items to furnish a Habitat for Humanity home just outside Atlanta. They'll make their delivery to the new owner on Sunday. " She knows about the house but she doesn't know it's being furnished but we said if it was going to be furnished what would be your style? She said I don't have a style because I've never been able to buy anything new." And with that he was off.
This yard sale isn't just for grownups. Mary Ankenbauer brought 8 of her 12 grandkids. Grandson Briar Schoettle got a Star Wars figure. " Actually it's my first time here, I love it...i think maybe I should have come alone" says Mary Ankenbauer.
A little farther down the road just passed Union, the smell of smoked pork caught our attention. Here we found everything from fire extinguishers to fishing rods. We also found that this event's a blast for buyers and sellers. Greg Bowman's been in the same spot for 9 years. " There's people from Africa here, Florida, Tennessee, it's a good spot."
The sale, all 690 miles of it runs through Sunday.