Annual yard sale set for Aug. 12

By: From Staff Reports

The annual Maxwell Road Endless Yard Sale is less than two weeks away.

Organizers say the third annual event will be held Aug. 12 and begins just off Hwy. 421 north of Clinton on Kitty Fork Road and extends nearly 30 miles through the Clement community and ends where Maxwell Road and N.C. 24 meet in Cumberland County.

Last year’s yard sale covered nearly 25 miles in Sampson County, but organizers say this year, the yard sale will meander it’s way through nearly 10 more miles, crossing into the neighboring county. The sales begin at 7 a.m., and will end when everything has been sold.

“We had people drive from three hours away last year,” Sherry Bostic, event organizer, shared. “I hope if the people are coming, there is stuff for them to buy.”

The idea of the endless yard sale came from Bostic a couple of years ago, who at the time was looking for some extra money to cover the cost of medical expenses for her husband. Bostic, who rescues animals, needed the extra cash and thought the yard sale would be a good way to get started.

Along the 30-mile stretch, hundreds of vendors will have spaces set up. Not only are families setting up in their yards, but some rent out spots for others to set up a tent. One particular home on Maxwell Road will have more than 50 vendors set up around their circular driveway.

Many of the churches along the route will have booths set up in their parking lots. A lot of organizations found throughout Sampson and surrounding counties also take advantage of this opportunity and set up a booth or items to sell.

If you are interested in renting a space along the route, Bostic said a list of those who are renting spaces is available on the Maxwell Road Endless Yard Sale Facebook page. Updates on the Facebook page are made frequently.

For more information, Bostic can be reached at 910-990-0415 or 910-567-2966.

Vendors will be set up for 30 miles along the Maxwell Road Endless Yard Sale on Aug. 12, beginning at 7 a.m. will be set up for 30 miles along the Maxwell Road Endless Yard Sale on Aug. 12, beginning at 7 a.m.

From Staff Reports