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Rhonda Porter straightened a table piled with clothes and items she was trying to sell Saturday.
“My husband made me clean out the garage,” she said, teasingly. “It’s his gym.”
Behind her, Porter’s grandchildren played with small stuffed animals and crashed cars with “25 cents” written on masking tape attached to them. The toys were given to them by another family participating in Radcliff’s community yard sale.
Porter, of Radcliff, said she had great success selling items at the yard sale because so many area residents came to browse wares in the parking lot full of folding tables, blankets and tarps outside Radcliff City Hall.
Porter said sellers had more success at the sale than might have had at their homes especially if they live in rural areas.
“I’ll be here every year they have one, right in this spot,” she said.
The selection was good for sellers, Porter said.
“Old stuff, new stuff, antiques, they have it all,” she said.
Porter thought the community yard sale was a good idea and credited Mayor J.J. Duvall and other city officials.
City Councilwoman Barbara Baker agreed Duvall’s idea was well-received.
“It’s a good idea,” she said. “The mayor came up with a good idea. He’s full of them.”
Baker was among the sellers, hoping to part with trinkets from her father’s estate. The item she was most surprised to find a buyer for was a picture of a duck made out of feathers.
The sale brought residents together, and it doesn’t cost the city much money to host, she said.
“Everybody seems to be enjoying this,” she said.
Ena Jupin of Brandenburg said she loaded her car down because of all the great deals she found at the sale.
“I think it’s an awesome thing,” she said.
The sale was a great place to find household items for Christmas presents, she said.
Jupin mostly bought toys for her grandchildren.
Melissa Coomer of Radcliff went with her son-in-law and granddaughter to the sale to see what was available. Within minutes they had bought baby clothes and shoes.
Coomer enjoyed the event.
“I think it’s great,” she said. “Everybody’s looking for a great deal.”
Amber Coulter can be reached at (270) 505-1746 or email@example.com.