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September 23, 2013

Unique finds, unique experience

Local antique store owners complete world’s longest yard sale

MILLEDGEVILLE — Those who think yard sales are a dime a dozen have never experienced the World’s Longest Yard Sale. The World’s Longest Yard Sale, also referred to as the 127 Corridor Sale, is 690 miles of bargain shopping, stretching from Addison, Mich. all the way to Gadsden, Ala. Each year, the yard sale begins on the first Thursday in August and lasts until the following Sunday. During this four-day event, residents along the 690 miles clean out their closets and set up yard sale stations at their homes.

“We go every year, meet a lot of nice people and get our hands on some great bargain pieces,” said Larry Houston.

Houston and his wife, Debbie, have been going to the 127 Corridor Sale for approximately 20 years. They returned last month following the annual trek with a truckload of antiques, oddities and vintage items. They will sell the pieces in their antique shop, Auntie Bellum’s Attic, located on North Wayne Street and in their Eatonton shop, Auntie Bellum’s Lakeside Emporium on Milledgeville Road.

According to Houston, the trip is an experience that all antique collectors must try at least once. Their trip usually involves a lot of traveling and miles of shopping. The roads are full of people on the hunt for a good bargain. For at least half a mile, there are residential sections filled with yard sale stations in the front yards.

“We usually cover about 10 to 15 miles of shopping in a 10-hour day,” he said.

He keeps updated information about the yard sale posted in his store for anyone who is interested in looking, buying or selling at the event. For Houston and his wife, it’s always a pleasant and positive experience.

“We head out, grab a breakfast sandwich along the way, pack our own lunch, and eat supper at a new restaurant each time to get a sample of the culture of the area,” he said.

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