|10th year for Ohio’s Buy-Way Yard Sale coming soon|
|Sunday, June 22, 2014 8:02 PM|
“We began with just 250 sales across the state and now have more than 1,200 sales from East Liverpool to the Indiana line in the west, so there’s surely something for everybody,” said Mike Hocker, executive director of Ohio’s historic byway, America’s first coast-to-coast paved road.
“Many sales include multiple vendors, and churches and clubs sell thousands of items, but we also count the single lawn mower in a front lawn with a ‘For Sale’ sign on it.”
The Historic Byway’s official Travelers Guide can be found along the corridor at most mom n’ pop businesses about a week prior to the event. This guide has a map showing the Lincoln’s path with its relationship to U.S. Route 30 marked as well.
“It can be confusing especially to out-of-towners, since the Lincoln had several alignments in some areas,” Hocker pointed out.
Ohio has 241 miles of the Lincoln across the state, but when you count earlier routes, it approaches 500 miles of shopping! Most of these alignments will have sales somewhere along them. The guide not only helps shoppers find their way, but also suggests restaurants, attractions and many sale locations.
Participants may also list their sale on the byway’s website for a nominal fee through Paypal, and may upload a photo and detailed descriptions of their sale items with keywords being searchable to website visitors. They also may include driving directions, contact phone number and sale dates and times.
More information is at the Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway website: www.historicbyway.com/listmysale.
The BUY-WAY yard sale is always the second Thursday, Friday and Saturday in August.