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World's Widest Yard Sale runs through Phenix City


It claims to be the widest yard sale in the world as it stretches the entire width of the state of Alabama.

"We've had some people actually from Montgomery, from a little further away we had a few people from Columbus coming through hoping to find some good deals," explained Barbara Smith, the owner of Fairy tale Resale who set up a booth outside her Highway 80store.

And she says there are plenty of good deals to choose from, "If they don't see what they need out here we're right in front of our store so they can go inside."

Some of the vendors for the World's Widest Yard Sale are first timers, like Latasha Dees who is raising money for a non-profit organization. She said she has, "Lots and lots of clothes. We have baby clothes, children's clothes, shoes and then we also have women's accessories."

Others, like Jack Turnbull, are regulars to the yard sale scene. He told News Leader 9, "I enjoy it. I like doing this anyway. There's a little more activity than might be normal. It's a lot of fun. I like talking to people and work with people so it works out good for me."

The yard sale stretches the entire width of Alabama, starting in Phenix City and ending in Cuba, Alabama.

Smith said, "We love having people come through here that maybe haven't seen this part of town before. You know, putting Ladonia on the map, Phenix City on the map as far as getting people to know that we're here."

The shoppers were few and far between Thursday, but vendors like Dees expect that to change, "Tomorrow I expect it to be just another steady day like today, but on Saturday I hope that we are really busy. I hope to earn a lot of money."

And some of the sellers, like Turnbull, did a little shopping of their own, "Well I've always been shopping. I got a real nice chainsaw for ten dollars and I thought that was a good buy. And I bought an electric scooter for $10, and both of those are excellent buys that I'll make a nice profit from."

The World's Widest Yard Sale started Thursday morning and ends Saturday.

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