Garages, lawns fill for community garage sales

By on August 26, 2011

by Lynn Meredith
As the doors of Kaneville open for Kaneville Fest, garage doors on several houses in town will also be open in hopes of finding buyers for items no longer needed. Starting at 9 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27, Kaneville will hold its annual Community Garage Sale.

For the past four to five years, 15 or more residents have been holding garage sales during Kaneville Fest. With the number of people coming into town for the festival, it’s a good time to have a yard sale. Also, with several residents holding the sales in their yards, buyers have a greater number of things to choose from.

“We decided to do it like the other bigger towns. We have more people come out and have more variety of things,” Pat Hill said.

Hill has decided to put out items from her own home and from the store on the lawn in front of the purple store.

“It’s stuff from in the store and stuff I’ve been collecting for years,” she said. “I’ve just got to get it all cleaned out first.”

The garage sale proceeds do not go to a particular charity. They are just a way for residents to sell no longer needed items. Any resident can participate free of charge.

“People are always asking me if they can jump in. I say sure. It doesn’t cost anything,” Hill said.