‘Trade Day’ ahead
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Trade Day in Brundidge has a little bit of anything that one could want and then some.
The Brundidge Business Association (BBA) began a new tradition in Brundidge last year with Trade Day and it was such a success that they decided to make it an annual event.
Dixie Shehane, BBA president, said Trade Day appeals to a variety of shoppers from yard shop hoppers to arts and crafts enthusiasts to connoisseurs of country cooking.
Those who don’t like to shop but enjoy sitting back and being entertained or just chewing the fat with neighbors and friends will find great satisfaction at Trade Day for there is something for everyone, Shehane said.
Trade Day gets under way when the rooster crows with a gigantic yard sale on the Hightower Grounds next to Colonial Bank on Main Street.
For those, for whom the rooster doesn’t crow, the yard sale opens at 6 a.m. and closes when the last booth is folded.
"The yard sale is a great opportunity for people to clean out their garages and attics and turn their ‘trash’ into treasure," Shehane said. "You can bring anything from an elephant to the kitchen sink. The variety of items at the yard sale last year was such that it appealed to almost anyone. You just might find that one-of-a-kind item you’ve been looking for or you might be able to sale that item that has been cluttering your closet."
The fee for a yard sale booth is $10 and the city of Brundidge waives its $5 yard sale permit fee for the day.
"So, actually, you’re only paying $5 more than if you had the yard sale at home," Shehane said. "The yard sale is a good deal for vendors and a good deal for shoppers."
At 9 a.m. just down the street on the Bass House grounds, the Brundidge Arts and Crafts Show will open with outstanding artists and craftsmen exhibiting their work.
Booths for the arts and crafts show are $25 and anyone who is interested is invited to participate. Call Shehane at 735-2331 to reserve a booth.
The show has also been opened to businesses, allowing them to display their products and to promote their business.
An antique auction will get underway at 10 a.m. in the auction building on North Main Street and everything for glasswork to farm implements to fine furniture and stained glass panels will be on the block.
Just next door to the auction building, Trade Day visitors will have an opportunity to sit back and enjoy outstanding entertainment from the stage of the We Piddle Around Theater.
"The Brundidge Historical Society will have lemonade and light refreshments to enjoy while being entertained by some of Pike County’s most popular musicians and vocalists," Shehane said.
There will be several food vendors on site with hotdogs and soft drinks on the Hightower Grounds and a variety of country cooking on the Bass House grounds. Pike County High School will have barbecue plates for sale at the Bass House and they are always popular and go like hotcakes, Shehane said.
The Brundidge Business Association has planned a big day in Brundidge and everyone is invited to be a part of this fun event.
"We encourage everyone to either have a booth or just come to browse and shop," Shehane said. "It’s going to be a great day in Brundidge and one of the best things about it is that it’s free. We don’t charge admission. We just want people to come and enjoy what Brundidge has to offer."