Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Main Street brings annual “Ripley on Sale”

By: Tabitha Hudnall
   Spring is here! Which means it is the time of year for everyone to do some spring cleaning and have yard sales. Every year, the Ripley Main Street hosts Ripley on Sale, which takes place on the Jackson County Courthouse lawn and surrounding neighborhoods. This gives people the opportunity to get rid of some unwanted belongings, and make a little cash while doing it. This year’s sale will take place May 24-25.
   Venues on the Courthouse lawn are still available, but are going fast. To snag a spot, vendors must purchase a license to sell merchandise from the Ripley Courthouse, which costs a mere $15. There is also a small venue fee of $15 to sell things on the Courthouse lawn.  Everyone in the surrounding neighborhoods of Ripley are encouraged to have their own yard sales to bring in more customers. All of the downtown shops are also having sales. Ripley on Sale always brings lots of customers, so everyone should make sure they have plenty of things to sell. There will be a plethora of items for everyone to enjoy, so be sure to bring the whole family for a day of thrift shopping and fun.
   “Ripley on Sale is an annual Main Street event. There will be so many things there that people are selling. Everything from basic yard sale items, while others sell specific things like handmade jewelry, knitted and crocheted goods, woodworking pieces, and also knick knacks and custom made flip flops,” stated Main Street Teens director Tabatha Craddock.
    Even though we live in a small town, Ripley can become very busy this time of year with Spring fever in the air and school ending next month. These events are a great chance for everyone to get out and enjoy our lovely community while making a few extra bucks, and maybe even finding some nice deals among the sales. As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

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