Last year the yard sale did not take place due to the pandemic, as the organizer of the yard sale and Ward 1 Alderman Eren Williams said.
She said she didn’t think it would be responsible. Lots of people were traveling from different places like Missouri and the time just wasn’t the right time to hold the event, she said.
This is the second that has ever happened. The first was in 2019.
The idea of doing a yard sale in Jacksonville came from a passion for going to the yard sale that she and her husband had, Williams said.
“You never know what you’ll find and it’s pretty neat to see what people have and it gives you a glimpse into other people’s lives,” she said.
The city-wide cleanups usually follow the yard sale so people can get rid of things they don’t sell after the yard sale, she said.
“I thought it would be a great way for people to get a little pocket money to get rid of some of the things in their house that they no longer need,” Williams said.
Everything can be offered for sale in the yard sale. The farm sale takes place on our own property.
South Jacksonville is also included in the yard sale.
Anything can be for sale in the yard sale, including dishes, clothing, furniture and much more. Items can be put up for sale at any price.
“Almost anything you can think of,” said Williams.
Over 60 people have already registered for the farm sale. Williams said she expected more to sign up in the coming weeks before the sale days.
The three-day yard sale takes place May 28-30, before Memorial Day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can choose on which days they want to hold their yard sale. There is flexibility between times and days for yard sales.
If you have any further questions, you can contact the organizer Eren Williams at 217-720-1638.