Canceled last year because of COVID-19, the annual Town-Wide Great Granville Yard Sale is back and rapidly approaching.
Scheduled to begin on May 15 at 9 a.m. and conclude on May 16 at 4 p.m., Granville village residents will be able to sell items in front of their houses and yards while town residents may set up in Veterans Memorial Park on a first-come first-serve basis.
For a small fee, businesses may contact the Rotary Club to set up a station in front of Granville High School.
“I think a lot of our local people look forward to this every year,” said Granville Area Chamber of Commerce member Denise Davies. “People from out of town know when this is going to happen… They come with the opportunity to find the one thing they need or want.”
Mayor Paul Labas said the annual event brings a lot of tourists and yard sale fanatics to the area to explore.
“It’s always been a great event since they started it,” Labas said. “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”
Davies went on to say many in the community were frustrated with the cancellation last year because of the pandemic, as the event serves as a social mixer to get to know neighbors and fellow community members.
“A lot of people in the community were disappointed,” Davies said. “This is not a money-maker for the Chamber.”
Although common house items and knick-knacks are common at yard sales, Davies mentioned a unique set of items that are one of the most popular finds at the annual event.
“Children’s toys,” she said. “Often, the children outgrow them before they wear out.”
Davies said there will not be a rain-date if inclement weather hits the area.
“We just hope that the weather is good!” she said.