By C.D. DESALVO
For the first time, Hays will have a citywide garage sale. Laurie Mortinger and others have come together to set a date for May 31 and June 1 for the inaugural citywide event.
“We’ve never had a citywide garage sale. People are always saying we need to do one because all these other towns have them,” said Mortinger, co-director of the Community Assistance Center in Hays. “I decided we need to pick a date and start doing it annually. It’ll start bringing people to town and it’ll be fun.”
The garage sale is open to anyone and everyone who wants to be a part of the event. Individuals can have their sales in their garages, yards or combine them at public buildings or parks. Businesses are also encouraged to participate in the sale.
Participants do not have to do both days but must specify so in their ad. If both dates happen to have bad weather, the next weekend will be the dates of the sale. To advertise, make sure to post the date, times and address on HaysPost.com‘s garage sales, Nex-Tech Classified garage sales, Hays Garage Sales Facebook page, Hays Area Buy/sell/trade Facebook page.
Physical copies of sale listings will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the above-mentioned sites and pages for further announcements.
For more information or questions, contact Mortinger at 785-635-5616.