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Monett and PC are part of annual 100-mile yard sale

Monday, August 22, 2011

The third annual 100 Mile Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 and both Monett and Pierce City will participate.

"A lot of people are interested in the event," said Suzy McElmurry, executive director with the Monett Chamber of Commerce. "We have had numerous calls and are completely out of signs."

The route in Monett will follow Highway 37/Central Avenue to Broadway then east to the Centennial Overpass. The route will continue south of Kyler to Highway 60 and then east towards Aurora.

The 100-mile route will begin in Ash Grove and head west on Highway 160 to Greenfield then south on Highway 39. Yard sales will be set up in several locations on Highway 39 in Miller. The route in Mt. Vernon will head east on Highway 174 then south through town on Main and Market streets to the Business 44 loop going west. There will be spaces reserved at the park in Mt. Vernon for people to set up their items for sale.

Coming south from Interstate 44, shoppers will follow Highway 97 into Pierce City. Sellers can gather along the highway as it comes through town on Elm Street and line up along Commercial Street across the length of the town.

From Pierce City, the route will proceed east into Monett then east from Monett to Aurora. Sellers will be on S. Elliott Avenue/Highway 39, east to Church Street and back to Highway 60. Participants in Marionville may set up on Highway 60 before the route heads south on Highway 265.

Final stops on Highways 265/413 will be on the route through Crane, Galena, Reeds Spring and ending in Branson West.

"People not on the route but who are having sales, are encouraged to place a sign on the route for people to visit their sale site," said McElmurry. "Those wishing to set up their sale location in a parking lot, need to check with the business owners for permission."

The Missouri Department of Transportation has agreed to allow parking along the yard sale route for Saturday only. No yard sale permits will be needed for sellers on the route.

"This is a great time for businesses to have sidewalk sales," said McElmurry. "It is not just for individual personal sales."

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