Good deals ahead at T-G's benefit yard sale

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Times-Gazette parking lot will be filled with vendors at the yard/trunk sale from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)

"Shelbyville's Biggest Yard Sale" will be held Saturday and will benefit charity.

The Times-Gazette is hosting the yard/trunk sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be in the parking lot of the newspaper's office. The yard sale is a good way for people to experience numerous yard sales in one central location.

Sellers will offer a variety of items at the yard/trunk sale. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)

"There will be a lot of items to choose from," said Becky McBee, T-G business manager.

More than 60 booths have been reserved by sellers, who will offer everything from antiques to jewelry to clothes to furniture to books to produce and more. The $10 sellers' booth fees will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life via the T-G "Press Power" team.

Sellers keep their own proceeds, although some will be donating their sales to various good causes, McBee said. Lakita Victory, T-G classified ad representative, will donate her sales to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Motlow State Community College bought three booths and will use its proceeds as a fundraiser, McBee said. The Press Power team will sell items as well and give the proceeds to Relay for Life.

Saturday's event is more than just a yard sale.

Between 9 a.m. and noon, a shredding company will shred up to three bankers' boxes of documents per person for free.

From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., police and Bedford Against Drugs Community Coalition (BADCC) will collect expired drugs for proper disposal. Authorities prefer that drugs be in original containers if possible

Bake sale

The T-G Press Power team also will hold a bake sale on Friday, April 18, in the Times-Gazette lobby to benefit Relay for Life. The sale starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes until sold out. This is a good way to get desserts for Easter, which is Sunday, April 20, McBee said.