BIG Yard Sale in Bay Spring Community
At least 15 families are selling merchandise Saturday morning to help benefit Bay Spring Community Center.
“Why not do it collectively? That’s how it all started.”
Giacinta Barsoian-Drummy is referring to Saturday’s Bay Spring neighborhood yard sale to help benefit the community center at 170 Narragansett Ave.
At least 15 families who live within walking distance of the former fire station will be selling unwanted furniture, books, clothing, antiques, tools, sporting goods and you name it from 8 am to 1 pm.
“A percentage of the profits are being donated to the community center,” said Barsoian-Drummy, who has organized the yard sale since it started in 2009.
Other Bay Spring Community Center supporters are renting some space at the facility to sell unwanted merchandise, she said.
“The response has been wonderful,” Barsoian-Drummy said. “It’s turning into a real community event. People come out just to meet their neighbors. It’s got a real old-fashioned community feel.”
No matter what you might be looking for, she suggests starting at the community center, where a map will pinpoint exactly which houses are participating.
Barsoian-Drummy said last year’s yard sale raised several hundred dollars for the community center, which features monthly entertainers at Local Brew Coffeehouses.
In fact, another Local Brew is scheduled for Saturday night.
“This is the first time we’re running two events on the same day,” she said.
Barsoian-Drummy suggests stopping by in the morning to find that treasure among the yard sales and then returning Saturday night for the coffeehouse.
“Make a day of it,” she said.
Click here for a preview of the Local Brew Coffeehouse.