New Boston community comes together for yard sale

By Frank Lewis

September 8, 2013

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

If you are one of those people who never met a bargain they didn’t like, most likely you had a field day Saturday during the Community Yard Sale in New Boston. All along the main streets, Rhodes Avenue and Gallia Street, and on side streets, people had their tables set up.

“I’ve got clothes, dresses, pillows, toys, that’s pretty much what I’ve got,” Lisa Yantis, who was set up next to the US Bank parking lot, said. What stood out was an entire rack of formals. “They’re prom dresses, homecoming dresses, basically anything you’d want to use them for.”

Next to her was Lisa Frasure.

“I have furniture, clothing, Christmas stuff, and all kinds of odds and ends,” Frasure said.

Up the street several people were putting their merchandise out on the table.

“These are miscellaneous items,” Chris Cooper said. “Purses, clothes, all different sizes of baby clothes.”

Cooper said he was glad the weather was cooperating.

“It’s a beautiful day,” Cooper said. “It’s supposed to be nice all weekend, and we’ll be set up all weekend.”

Year round you are likely to find the ladies who volunteer for the St. Vincent DePaul Society set up behind St. Monica’s Church, and Saturday was no exception.

“A lot of our money goes toward our food pantry, which is in the back of our building right here,” Cindy Slack said. “They give out food twice a month, like 144 bags. We just help the poor in any way. Sometimes it’s housing; sometimes with their utilities, just things that they might need. We do this year round. Our store is open year round, 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday. And then, when we have spillover, which is what this is, we have outside sales.”

Slack said the Society is planning a major coat sale in October, with coats priced at $3 and $4.

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