The Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway (MRVSB) is coordinating a “Byway-long Garage Sale” on May 4, 2013.
"Our goal is to get people out-and-about along the 287-mile long Byway to learn about our natural and historic sites," said a press release from the MRVSB. "To help achieve that goal, we hope to have people participate by hosting a garage sale and for the public to patronize those sales. Get out and enjoy a spring day along the Byway."
There is no formal structure to this operation. There is no license, fees, paperwork or anything else involved other than a coordination of the May 4 date. We have publicized this at various City Halls, Chambers of Commerce, at various other community garage sales and other outlets along the Byway.
"We will announce the date, do some publicity and then let the buyers and
sellers find each other," The release said.
Sellers are being asked to put up red balloons and signage along the Scenic Byway to attract customers. For garage sale patrons, look for red balloons and signs that will direct you to the sale site.
More information on the event, the scenic byway, and the route is available at www.mnrivervalley.com or by calling 888-463-9856.