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Citywide yard sale Saturday: Ironton will waive $10 permit fee

This Saturday will be Ironton’s twice a year, citywide yard sale, giving residents a chance to set up and sell things they no longer want without having to pay for $10 permit.

And they can set up at home or at in the lot by the Farmers Market on Second Street.

The Farmers Market will open as usual at 7 a.m. on Saturday, and besides the offering of produce, flowers and homemade goods, the parking lot and on Bobby Bare Boulevard will be open for sellers to set up tables.

“There will not be a fee,” said Sam Heighton, executive director of Ironton aLive. “Arrive at the market by 8 a.m. to set up. You must stay with your items at the market till 3 p.m., when the sale ends or until you sell out.”

The citywide yard sale has been held in the spring and then towards fall for the past couple of years.

“We started this as a way to have an activity to bring people to Ironton,” said Mayor Katrina Keith. “This way, people can get rid of stuff they don’t want and maybe find new treasures.”

Keith said that the events have gone well.

“They’ve been very successful,” she said. “You know, it’s easier when everybody does an event like this all together and people can make a day of it, rather than an isolated yard sale here and there. It is a way of supporting people.”

She did remind people that the city rules forbid signs on telephone poles or any city property and they aren’t allowed on the tree lawn area.