The people in Lavaca get together twice a year and have a community yard sale. Each spring and fall, the people get that urge to unclutter their homes, garages, and barns. The problem is that everyone goes to other sales and buy treasures from other people. In all actuality, we just swap junk.
Fifteen families said they were going to have sales this past weekend but there were many more that were out, selling prize merchandise on their lawns and flagging us down with brightly colored signs on their street corners. One group put a scarecrow on the corner of El Paso and Main Street, inticing the shoppers with a sign saying, “Free Stuff.” Every trick was used to make us stop and browse. One large sale was sponsored by a local church with items donated by their congregation. The money raised will purchase “Shoe Box Gifts” for overseas missions. Hundreds of dollars were raised for their project!
Out of town shoppers visited local restaurants and spent some of their cash on lunches. One restaurant owner said that they had several new faces in over the two days of the sales.
Get ready for the spring sale! Save that change so you can buy new stuff. And Lavaca, start boxing up those things you don’t need anymore. You know, one man’s junk is another man’s future junk!