Hillsboro Library’s Book, Bake and BBQ Sale Unites With the Town of Hillsboro’s Community Yard Sale Set for Saturday June 6, 2015

A little frustrated with the decline in patronage at the Hillsboro Library’s book, bake and BBQ sale during last year’s Little Levels Heritage Fair, the Hillsboro Library Friends have decided to join in with the Town Wide Yard Sale in Hillsboro this coming weekend instead. Laurie Cameron, President of the Hillsboro Library Friends talks about this.

“This will be the first year we’ll have coordinated with the Town Wide Yard Sale” Cameron says. “In the past we’ve always done it in conjunction with the Heritage Fair. But for the past two years the Heritage Fair has been moved over to the Pearl Buck facility and it hasn’t gone so well for us with our Book, Bake and BBQ Sale. Because of the separation, we don’t get as many people coming over this way.”

Asked about how this change came about, Cameron explains.

“Well at our last meeting we were voicing our opinions that we weren’t doing so well with the new venue at Pearl Buck and we were wondering what we could do to get more people, or at least get a better fund raising result” said Cameron. “And we looked at the calendar and realized that the beginning of the month was the Town-Wide Yard Sale, so we thought maybe that was worth a try. We called Anne Walker, the Town Mayor right then and there and she was enthusiastic about the idea so we’re going to give it a shot.”

Cameron says the book sale helps the library clear out stocks of excess books.

“Over the year we accumulate a very large number of book donations plus deaccession books from the collection” Cameron says. “So we have a fairly impressive amount of books each year.”

You can get a good buy on these books and help out the Library at the same time.

“In the early part of the day, up until midafternoon, we sell em usually for a dollar or less, some of the better books or more classic books we might sell for a little more” says Cameron. “And then starting around 2 or 3 o’clock we do a bag of books for a buck deal, so if you want to get a good choice you need to arrive early. If you want a lot of books to read for cheap, you can come late. Bring your supermarket bag.”

The Book, Bake and BBQ Sale at the Library isn’t the only thing happening in Hillsboro this Saturday. Mayor Anne Walker filled us in about other happenings at Hillsboro’s Town-Wide Yard Sale.

“This is our 4th year holding a community yard sale in Hillsboro” Mayor Walker says. “The first year we had yard sales at peoples’ residences around Hillsboro. And so it’s kind of grown from there. Two years ago, Oak Grove Presbyterian Church sold hot dogs and that type thing so that kind of got us into benefiting the non-profit organizations in Hillsboro.”

Mayor Walker discusses what’s planned for this year’s yard sale.

“This year we have two organizations that are fund raising” Mayor Walker says. “So if you’re in Hillsboro and are checking things out, stop by the Wesley United Methodist Church. They will have hot dogs and drinks and they will have some inside spaces for different people to set up. The other organization is the Friends of the Hillsboro Library. The Fourth Annual Hillsboro Community Yard sale is June the sixth and it will start around 9 AM and it goes until no one else is in town to buy anything.”

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Tim Walker

Tim is the WVMR News Reporter. Tim is a native of Maryland who started coming to Pocahontas County in the 1970’s as a caver. He bought land on Droop Mountain off Jacox Road in 1976 and built a small house there in the early 80’s. While still working in Maryland, Tim spent much time at his place which is located on the Friars Hole Cave Preserve. Retiring in 2011 as a Lieutenant with the Anne Arundel County Police Department in Maryland, Tim finally took the plunge and moved from Maryland to his real home on Droop Mountain. He began working as the Pocahontas County Reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio in January of 2015.

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