- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - Get ready for the thrill of the hunt. It’s time to kick off summer with the 12th annual Historic National Road Yard Sale Days. The dawn-to-dusk sale starts Wednesday and ends Sunday.

“We are hoping for weather like (Sunday’s),” Patricia McDaniel said on Sunday night. She coordinates the Historic National Road Yard Sale Days with help from Donna Tauber of Spiceland, Indiana.

“We enjoy seeing people enjoy U.S. 40,” McDaniel told the Palladium-Item (https://pinews.co/1GyTHdo ).

The sale spans more than 800 miles of U.S. 40, from Baltimore to St. Louis and always starts the Wednesday after Memorial Day.

McDaniel said the area from Indianapolis to Ohio is ideal for the sale because of the four-lane road and towns every few miles.

“People have just been so supportive and so wonderful,” McDaniel said.

Centerville has been a high point because of strong participation in previous years, McDaniel said.

She said the Centerville Church of the Nazarene at 7181 U.S. 40 has been a popular stop because of its homemade food, playground for kids and high number of vendor spaces.

McDaniel developed the idea for a U.S. 40 yard sale since she owns The Old Storefront antique and vintage store along the National Road in Dublin, Indiana.

In addition to residents participating along U.S. 40 or putting up signs directing folks off the highway to their homes, some community groups such as churches, civic organizations and schools usually organize their own sales.

Items available along the route usually include antiques, collectibles, furniture, garden produce, toys, clothes and household goods.

McDaniel suggests those interested in selling items should contact their local tourism bureau, Chamber of Commerce or churches along U.S. 40 to see where they might be able to rent a space.

McDaniel would enjoy hearing from shoppers about the most unusual things they bought, the best bargains they found and their funniest experiences. Those comments can be sent to [email protected]


Information from: Palladium-Item, https://www.pal-item.com

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