Residents throughout Woodhaven will hold yard sales on the same day as part of The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale 2013 in an effort to get more foot traffic for everyone’s sale.
The idea originated when the WRBA was discussing how to make yard sales in the neighborhood more successful.
Two years ago, the association held a similar event with roughly 30 households, however the same weekend there was a rally to save a local firehouse, so the turnout was smaller than expected.
“Through time it’ll grow,” said WRBA president Ed Wendell. “The idea is solid, and I’m hoping this becomes a regular thing.”
He gave an example saying that the Great Woodhaven Festival was only five blocks long when it began and now it has grown to a successful annual event.
The WRBA will be handing out a map with a flag showing which homes are participating.
And people who have agreed to participate have been emailing choice items and prices to the WRBA, which in turn has been uploading them to various forms of social media, so buyers can get a head start.
“I have been trying to sell some books and things, and I figured let me try this,” said Rosemary Bodepti, a 14-year resident of Woodhaven who lives on a quiet block that doesn't get much foot traffic. “It brings all the Woodhaven people together. We’re kind of a close-knit family and everyone looks out for one another.”