The concept for the neighborhood-wide yard sale, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., came from WRBA member Vance Barbour. He believed it would be a boon for local residents to hold yard sales on the same day rather than scattered across the calendar.
“The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale will give people a whole range of places to visit,” said Ed Wendell of Project Woodhaven. “It will help the people who hold yard sales by helping to get the word out. People in other neighborhoods would see and it will draw in people from other places. People are not going to come from Ridgewood, Brooklyn or other places for one yard sale. It brings people to neighborhood. It’s a really good concept where it helps the people who are having the yard sales and the people looking to buy stuff.”
Currently, the WRBA is looking for more residents to join in and become participants. Last year, over 100 households across Woodhaven participated in the yard sale.
“It’s been steadily growing. People start looking forward to it,” Wendell said. “We have about 25 houses participating so far, with more scheduled to register.”
A Facebook page has been set up where residents can post photos of items they will have on sale, check out items that others have posted for sale and talk with their neighbors.
“That’s one of the things we tried to do, is give people a place to post things they have for sale,” Wendell said. “It is popular to have neighbors joining together. It allows people to have more opportunities to shop.”
Once registration is complete, the WRBA will have a map of locations that are participating available on request.
“People can stop in restaurants and make a day of it. It helps businesses in the area. It’s a fun thing,” Wendell said. “I’m hoping eventually it will get to the point where we have so many houses that we will get people from all over coming to the yard sales.”
In case of rain, the rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit the Great Woodhaven Yard Sale Facebook page.