Last week’s long range forecasts called for showers most of this weekend continuing a trend of Sell It Again On Highway 10 being a magnet for rainy weather.
Weather has impacted Sell It Again in more years than it hasn’t since the inaugural spring version was largely reduced to a two-day event except for stands held inside businesses along the route.
Held as a companion to is fall sister Sell It Again On Highway 10’s spring edition will be held March 30-April 1 almost most if not all of the 103-mile route from Hackett in Sebastian County to Perryville in Perry County.
The 2016 spring event saw plenty of yard sales along Highway 10 in Booneville and Magazine, but not the remainder of the 103 mile route was short on participation. That isn’t expected to be the case this year, according to Booneville Development Corporation/Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan Featherston.
“I’ve been working with the lady at the Greenwood Chamber on that end and I’ve talked with the cities and Chambers to at least Ola on this end and there are plenty of signs up advertising (the event),” said Featherston.
The spring event is in its fourth year — the fall version has been held for seven years.
The first four editions of Sell It Again on Highway 10 were held the final weekend of October, but in 2014 organizers of the event both extended the route and added a second session in 2014, which was then held the final weekend in April to make the event a truly biannual affair.
Last year in South Logan County, as is the case this year,the spring edition is being held five months removed from the fall edition, which has been moved to the first full weekend in November.
As has been the case since its inception, there is no formal set of rules for Sell It Again, other than sellers must have permission to be on the property where they are selling merchandise and the merchandise offered must be legal to be sold.
“We want people to participate, even in the rural areas,” said Featherston. “Put that garage stuff out there.”
About everything imaginable has been spotted in the South Logan County portion of the event over the years including collectibles and knick-knacks to medical equipment; from vehicles and boats to clothing; from furniture and appliances to art; or from electronics and entertainment recordings to the proverbial kitchen sink.