It is that time again. Time to clean out your closets and prepare for the Community Wide Yard Sale event sponsored by your community newspaper The Greenwood Democrat.

Visitors come from all over the state to bargain hunt for knick knacks, tools and antiques.

We hope our guests will take the time to shop in our stores, eat in our restaurants and buy gas as well and give our local economy a shot in the arm.

Area non-profit organizations have set up on the gazebo in the square in years past.

Parks Director Richard McKinney stated that he sees no issue with non-profits having their sale in gazebo. McKinney can be reached at city hall at 806-2241.

This weekend is also a great time for local brick and mortar stores to hold sidewalk sales and specials to draw in the influx of visitors to our community.

Greenwood has had a community yard sale for last 16 years and we hope this is the best one yet. The Greenwood Democrat will have a special insert in the paper on Wednesday, Sept 13 with a list of the yard sales that purchase an ad along with a map of the city.

If you are interested in placing an ad come by our offices at 38 Town Square. An ad displaying your address only will cost $10, your address and a description (30 words or less) will run $15 and a business listing 2”x2” will cost $20.

Deadline to place your ad will be Friday Monday Sept 11. The sale will run two days starting Friday morning Sept 15 beginning at 8 am. You can also call us if you want to place an ad or if you have questions at 996-4494.

When you register your yard sale you will receive two large “Garage Sale” signs compliments of Farmers Bank.

For those having yard sales. If you have leftover items from your sale that you wish to donate to the Paralyzed Veterans Thrift Store you may box up or bag your items and drop them off at the Town Square on Saturday between 3 pm and 4 pm.

All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be given for all items accepted.