Long Distance Yard Sale in the Mill Gap Area Set for Saturday August 19


The Mill Gap Ruritan Club in Highland County is planning a big yard sale with help from the entire Mill Gap community.  Bucky Reynolds has more.  He is a member of the Mill Gap Ruritan Club.

“What we’re trying to do, I don’t know if you’ve ever known about long distance yard sales, I think they do one from like Lynchburg to Danville on Route 29, and that’s what we’re trying to do in southwest Highland County,” says Reynolds.  “So what we came up with was the idea, over here in the Mill Gap area, of how about having a yard sale, this is for anybody who wants to do it.  For anybody on Route 84, on Meadowdale Road, Upper and Lower Back Creek Roads and Valley Center Road.  That pretty much covers everything over in this area.”

The long distance yard sale is Saturday, August 19, from 9am until 2pm.  The rain date is Saturday, August 26.

“We really don’t know how many people will be involved,” says Reynolds.  “They’re on their own.  We’ve done all the advertising for them, saying on August 19, which is a Saturday, there will be a yard sale in this area and anybody who wants to come to buy something look for maybe balloons or streamers on the mailboxes or a sign that simply says “yard sale” and people can drive into that driveway.  And, hopefully, there will be a number of people that say ‘Hey I wanted to do a yard sale, but I didn’t want to do all the advertising’, so we’ve done the advertising.  Now it’s up to anybody who wants to volunteer to have a yard sale.  There’s no charge for the people to do the yard sale.  We just thought it might be a good idea.  So, I guess you would call it a community service.”

Again, the long distance yard sale will be held in the Mill Gap community Saturday, August 19, along Route 84, Meadowdale Road, Upper and Lower Back Creek Roads and Valley Center Road.

For more information, call 540-499-2049

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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