TOWNWIDE YARD SALE: IT’S A FAMILY THING

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.

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YARD SALE RETURNS FOR THIRD YEAR

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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.

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UNDAUNTED BY A SOGGY DAY


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.

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THEY’RE OUT THERE

yard-sale-091209Shoppers perusing the wares under plastic at a home on River Road this morning. (Click to enlarge)

It may be moist-to-soggy weather, but today’s Red Bank Townwide Yard is in full swing, with participating homeowners reporting surprisingly good foot traffic.

Sellers braved off-and-on sprinkles throughout the morning, placing plastic covers over tablesful of goods or, where possible, setting up in garages, on porches and even indoors.

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YARD SALE MAPS & ADDRESSES AVAILABLE

sellerlist_iconThe info pack for Saturday’s rain-or-shine 2009 Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale is now available on the site’s webpage.

It contains the addresses of all participating sellers, a locator map, and some information about what many residents are selling.

Our favorite: a “giant dust ball.” Oh yeah, you know you’ll dig deep for one of those.

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A VISIT WITH RED BANK’S YARD SALE MAVEN

img_037720090813Lonnie Gordon admires the chandelier in her Leighton Avenue home, one of many treasures found over decades of scouring yard sales.

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Have you visited redbankgreen‘s dedicated web page for the upcoming Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale?

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.”

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TOWNWIDE YARD SALE REGISTRATION OPENS

cimg858420090813Coming into view in Red Bank: block after block of tables groaning under the weight of good, used stuff.

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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.

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ATTENTION YARD-SALE LOVERS

largeyard1Are you a yard sale junkie? Do you know someone who is?

Are you planning a yard sale, or to go out on a garage-sale shopping spree?

redbankgreen would love to hear from you.

We’re gearing up for the second annual Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale, scheduled rain-or-shine for Saturday, September 12, and we’d appreciate your input.

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YARD SALE ON JOHN STREET

img_8663001Shoppers checking out the merch on Leighton Avenue during last year’s first Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale.

This just in from Red Banker Jami Josephson Chace, taking us up on our offer of free publicity for local yard sales:

Huge yard sale! Something for everyone! (No kids stuff though) Sat Only June 27th 8am-2pm 58 John Street, off Prospect ave.

Big Chair, Couch Table, Corner TV Cabinet, Printers, Microwave, Kitchen Stuff, Office Chair, Shredder, Golf Clubs and Bags, small TV, cooler bags, Timbale Drums, wood coffee table, futon Couch, frames , pictures, heavy punching bag, blinds, instructional salsa tapes and so much MORE!!!!

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