First Posted: 4/13/2009
Something is taking up needed space at your home!
Its stacked in corners of the basement, boxed beneath the steps, stashed in the attic, scattered on the front lawn.
Its called trash by some folks while others think of these things as treasures.
These collectibles may include an exercise bicycle, a lawn mower, Christmas decorations, high chair, baby bed, assorted tables, chairs, gardening tools, bird cage, lamps, books, rugs, cosmetics, jewelry or outdoor furniture.
Youll probably never use them. Theyre just accumulating dust or rusting on your front lawn. You dont really need these items, but someone would love to carry these treasures to their home, paint and repair them and put these jewels to use.
Maybe you dont have enough treasures to hold a private yard sale. That problem is being solved by the Mount Airy Appearance Commission.
Mount Airy residents can bring usable items to the first city-wide gigantic yard sale on Friday and Saturday. The Trash Bash will take place on those days from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on city property located on the corner lot of Franklin and South streets, Mount Airy.
City residents can bring their treasures to the lot at 7 a.m. on either day (or both) days. There is no charge to sell these treasures and the money received is the sellers.
Juanita Daber, chairman of the Mount Airy Appearance Commission, suggests that residents sell directly out of car trunks or truck beds. Tables will not be provided. Owners of the treasures must stay with their sale items and be responsible for their property. Anything not sold can be left on the property and the city employees will haul not-so-cherished items to the landfill after the Saturday event.
She went on to say, We also encourage any residents, who do not want to make the effort to sell their own treasures, to bring them to the lot and donate them to the Mount Airy Appearance Commission area. We will have our sales space where we can sell these donated items and use the proceeds to offset some of the cost of the plants for our hanging baskets.
Joann Cheatham, a member of the appearance commission, said there are many unsightly properties in town that might just get that spring cleaning they so desperately need since the appearance commission is offering a more unique, profitable and fun way to clean up.
She mentioned that neighbors could help neighbors thats what Mount Airy is all about. We think it is important to generate fresh and current ideas to maintain a clean community while encouraging involvement from all of our city residents. Lets all help keep Mount Airy clean and beautiful and support the Trash Bash.