Yard sale: For a greater cause
Published 11:00 pm Thursday, May 30, 2013
Charles Adams at Adams Nut Shop “might” have participated in the “World’s Widest Yard Sale,” today through Sunday anyway. After all, he’s been trying to decide what to do with a truckload of “inheritance” from a cousin who was an American ambassador and traveled the world over.
“I didn’t participate last year and might not have this year except for Sammy and Michelle [grandson and wife],” Adams said. “They are in the process of adopting two Chinese children and it’s a very expensive process.”
To help with the expenses, Sammy had a lot of yard sale items that he wanted to bring and put in the ‘World’s Widest Yard Sale.’ We’re right on Highway 231 and that’s a good location for the ‘widest’ yard sale.
“I decided that’s what I wanted to do with some of my inheritance – put it in the yard sale and give what I make to Sammy and Michelle to help with the expenses of the adoptions.”
Adams said his cousin would be proud for some of her collection to go to such a worthy cause.
Adams said that his son visited China several years ago and his heart was touched by the plight of many of the children there.
“This yard sale is one way that we can help out,” Adams said. “We’ll put out collectibles from all around the world and, then, we’ll have some junk of our own. But what we make from the sale will go toward bringing those little children home to Montgomery.”
Adams said that he expects many of those who travel the main route of the “World’s Widest Yard Sale” will veer off U.S. Highway 80 onto U.S. Highway 231 and into Pike County.
In addition to Adams Nut Shop, the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, Lee’s Antiques, Troy Shrine Club Flea Market, Hillside Antiques, Pioneer Village and several antique shops in Brundidge will be on the yard sale trail.
“I expect a lot of people will set up along the highways with yard sale items,” Adams said. “A lot of people like to go to yard sales and, the ‘World’s Widest Yard Sale’ offers three days and 300 miles of yard sale bargains. It should be a lot of fun – for those who like yard sales.”