Scenes from Saturday’s Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale, captured by Peter Lindner.(To enlarge the photo display, start it, then click the embiggen symbol in the lower right corner. To get back to redbankgreen, hit your escape key)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
One of the rarest finds of Saturday’s Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale was not one that could be put in a bag or loaded up in the trunk. It wasn’t for sale, either.
It was on Maple Avenue, at the home of Pat Kears, who was selling a slew of household items with her family, which in itself is quite ordinary.
But “You’re not going to come across a yard sale that has a mother, a daughter, a granddaughter and all her grandchildren,” said Michelle Picold, Kears’s granddaughter. “We’re unique.”
The annual sale, now in its third year, has very much become a family affair, and not just for Kears, but many in town.
Registration is now open for the third annual Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale, scheduled for Saturday, September 25.
Event co-sponsor redbankgreen has created a new yard sale website to serve as the clearinghouse for information about the event, which last year drew thousands of visitors to more than 125 homes across town.
Mother Nature could have been a touch more sympathetic. But many of the more than 100 residents who signed up to participate as sellers in the second annual Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale stuck to their plans, employing makeshift tarps, porches, garages and their living rooms as selling areas.
Buyers, too, seemed undaunted by the mix of mists, drizzles and rains that fell throughout the day, carting off armloads of treasures from yards and driveways.
Today we’ve updated the exclusive source of information about the September 12 bargainfest with a feature about Lonnie Gordon, a Red Banker we’ve dubbed the town’s ‘yard sale maven.’
Here’s a taste:
Pay a visit to Gordon’s 17-room house on Leighton Avenue in Red Bank, and prepare to get a curated view of her second-hand treasures. A mahogany writing table ($40). A set of wineglasses ($2). An electric skillet ($7) that she calls “the best damn thing I ever bought.”
Coming into view in Red Bank: block after block of tables groaning under the weight of good, used stuff.
Registration is now open for the second annual Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale, scheduled for Saturday, September 12, rain or shine.
redbankgreen has created a new yard sale website to serve as the clearinghouse for information about the event, which last year drew thousands of visitors to more than 150 homes across town.
The site features articles about yard sales, with more to come. We’ve also got the registration form that residents must submit in order to have their addresses, and select items they’re selling, listed in an information packet that will be distributed to shoppers the morning for the event. The registration fee for sellers is $10.