In response to overwhelming support of Brunswick’s participation in the Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale this year, the city’s Downtown Development Authority voted in favor of participating in the event this year.
“A lot had to do with my new position with the DDA,” said Harvest Hale program manager with the Downtown Development Authority. “I had the time to find out if it was something we could do. We surveyed the community and over 200 people participated in the survey. There was huge interest, so we decided to bring it back.”
The DDA Board agreed Feb. 10, to participate in Peaches to the Beaches and is now running full swing trying to spread the word ahead of the March 10-11 event.
It’s been five years since the last time Glynn County was an official participant in the massive yard sale stretching from Perry to Brunswick and put on by Golden Isles Parkway Association.
“We eventually gave it off to other people to work with it, and they eventually stopped participating,” Hale said of why Brunswick has not been involved recently.
Extending along U.S. Highway 341, Peaches to the Beaches is a large community-wide yard sale event with a wide variety of vendors and concessions in every town along the way. Locally, it will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 10-11 at Mary Ross Waterfront Park alongside the Elvis Festival.
The earliest set up time for vendors is 6 a.m. that Friday (March 10).
According to Hale, The Downtown Development Authority can only ensure vendor applications until March 3 but can accept them until noon the day before.
The success of this year’s event will likely determine future participation, Hale said.
“I think we’d want to continue to participate,” she said. “It depends on how successful we are and the community’s opinion.”
In addition to the endless possibilities of what you’ll find along the roughly 170-mile sale, Hale said in her opinion, the draw of the yard sale, is that people like to have a good time.
“It’s very Georgia-focused, and it brings a certain level of love for your town,” she added.
According to Hale, the DDA can accept only cash or check to rent space. The basic fee for space is $30, a yard sign is $30 and banners are $190. Availability of yard signs and banners is limited.
For more information, please contact Harvest Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912-265-4032.