One of the most anticipated events in the community of Treasure Cay came and left recently. But those in attendance were able to get a few goodies and treasures, too. The saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” was a reality for person at the Annual Yard Sale held in the old hotel parking lot. Items from clothing to furniture were on sale and so was food and drinks.
Gates opened to the public at 8:30am but people were lined up outside the gate from 6am. When the gate was open, enthusiastic shoppers came bursting in with shouts of excitement.
People from all over the island and all walks of life filled the parking lot to see what goodies they could find to carry home. Vendors were kept very busy as people picked out their piece, or a few pieces, of treasure to take home.
One lady came from Marsh Harbour and said she was at the sale site from 6am to see if she could find what she was looking for and indeed she did. By 9am she was on her way back to her home with a truck load of trinkets.
This year’s sale had more item vendors. Vendor booths also included a few non-profit organization including The Island Wave Community Center, Head Start Academy, Every Child Counts and Pop’s Animal Shelter. A wider variety of items were also available for sale.
The yard sale has been designed to raise funds for the upkeep of the community center and library and to allow person to sell items that they want to get rid of but is still in good working conditions.
It has been an active and highly anticipated event for the past ten or more years. People traveled from throughout the island just to get a glimpse of what’s on sale. Organizers are very grateful for the support that they have received over the year and wish to thank the general public for their continued support.