Sat, Jan 19 2008 - Indoor Community Yard Sale (View Original Event Details)|
Rebecca Frankenberger, Amy Pickwick
|Participants:||Rebecca Frankenberger, Amy Pickwick, Kate Copanic, Michael Eppert, Kristine Carder, Amanda Bechtel, Diana Stadler, Brian Loughery, caroline sebasti, Michelle Dacey, Rob|
For the first ever Indoor Community Yard Sale, members of the Maryland Outdoor Club came together in rented space at the Owen Brown Community Center, in Columbia, MD to purge their unwanted goods.
With several postings on CraigsList.org the week leading up to the event, and signs throughout the community, the shoppers showed up in droves. We were even having trouble keeping them out of the room until the start time at 1 PM! We had given our vendors from 12:30 PM to 1 PM to setup, so we didn’t permit any “early birds.” At 1 PM sharp, the shoppers filled the room and started bargaining for our stuff.
With eleven vendors selling anything from small furniture to kitchen house wares to books, CDs, videos, computer equipment, software, jewelry, and so much more, we made over $500 combined. We also raised $25 for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation by having a “free stuff” table in the corner where vendors could place items they thought were better off going for no cost to our shoppers. Many of the vendors recycled shopping bags to make this a truly “green” event.
In the end, the vendors seemed extremely pleased with the turnout and the atmosphere of the event. And, it certainly sounds like there could be another one in the near future, if the interest permits. Stay tuned!
--Amy Kunkoski & Rebecca Frankenberger
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