Treasures Galore at the Great American Yard Sale – Friday & Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12

  • [photo by Elke Heitmeyer]

    [photo by Elke Heitmeyer]

Reported by Elke Heitmeyer with Patric Hedlund and Marcy Axness

Despite masks and smoke blowing down from Fresno, The Great American Yard Sale to benefit the Ridge Route Communities Museum was such a success over Labor Day that it will continue by popular demand this weekend: Friday and Saturday, (September 11 and 12).

Generous donations of items and sales were both “amazing” said RRCM board member Chandra Mead. You will still find collectibles of all kinds, from china dolls to rare 1930s antique radios. You will find $5 bicycles for the children, fancy Christmas bears, lots of fluffy huggie toys, household items, attractive furniture and rugs.

The sale was so successful it has already paid the museum’s annual insurance bill, plus six months of operational overhead for this…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Unfazed by wildfire smoke blown in from Fresno County, shoppers hunted for finds at the Ridge Route Museum on Labor Day.

There are rare, unexpected treasures to be found, such as these collectible dolls and even several antique, 90-year-old radios (see page 11 of the print edition).

Volunteers Valerie Eubank, G. Rick and museum historian Bonnie Kane were ready to ring ‘em up.

Stuffed huggie toys, home furnishings, and $5 bikes for kids

One of the antique radios at the museum’s grand yard sale.

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This is part of the September 11, 2020 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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