Fall was in the air even if it was July. The hot weather held off, and the gates opened at 6 as the Weaver Alumni held a Community Yard Sale on July 16th at Elwell Park.
Approximately 25 vendors were there with all sorts of wares from handmade quilts and paintings, wreaths, home decor and more.
Fresh produce was for sale as well as freshly baked goods from Bonnie Rays Bakery. Lots of purchases were made and several of the vendors told me that they would be back next year for the Second annual Community Yard Sale.
The parking lot was full at times as people filed in, sometimes in hopes of finding treasures and others just looking for bargains. And bargains were to be had. Crockpots; jewelry; candles; Avon products; okra, new potatoes and Children clothes were the biggest sellers.
The Alumni sold raffle tickets for $1 each and the winner, Tracy Owen, a Weaver Alumni member, won the fragrance package of mens and womens colognes donated by Dillards Department store.
West Weaver Baptist Church was kind enough to come out and present everyone that passed by their tent with a cold, refreshing bottle of water.
Under the pavillion, tables were decorated with red and black tablecloths, inviting folks to come and enjoy their chips and drinks while catching some shade, and gave them a chance to visit the Alumni table. At that table, Keitha Jenkins Kirk, another member of the Alumni and myself sat and we informed folks of the Rada Knives for sale at the Rada site, but anyone that orders gives the password BEARCAT and the Alumni will receive a portion of the sales. Proceeds from the rental of the spaces for vendors; the soft drinks and chips; raffle tickets and the Membership Drive, all go toward the Scholarship Fund. The Weaver Alumni is trying to raise money for a Scholarship to be awarded in 2012.
The Weaver Fire Department displayed their Big Red Fire Engine and gave the kids a treat of cool water for them to run through, and when the weather heated up, it was tempting for the adults to join the kids in a sprint through the sprinklers.
Another great addition to the Community Yard Sale Events was the Weaver BMX doing their stunts and demos. Anxious eyes watched and some folks held their breath as the very talented performers showed their stunts to us.
This was the first Weaver Community Yard Sale and from the success we had, this was the first Annual Weaver Community Yard Sale. We will hold this again next year on the third Saturday in July, so put us on the calendar now, because you just never know what bargain you might come across at our yard sales!!
See you at the park!