By Amy Houston
For those looking to save on their back-to-school clothes, Haysville is the place to be this weekend.
The 34th annual Haysville citywide garage sales are set for Saturday and Sunday.
“As far as we know, we were the very first citywide garage sale in the United States,” said Marion Renner of Friends of the Library.
Those who plan to hold sales may purchase a $10 permit by noon Friday at the Haysville Community Library. Renner said the Friends of the Library group spends $4,600 a year buying best-selling books for the library, and proceeds from the garage sale permits are used for that purpose.
“It sure helps a whole bunch to get us up toward that goal,” Renner said. “It comes back to the people. They buy a $10 permit and they not only get a lot of advertising but they get the best sellers in the library that they can check out for free and bring back.”
She added that the citywide garage sales were advertised in 17 newspapers, on social media and on signs around town. Chris Chadd, the children’s librarian, hands out maps to the sales of those who bought permits. The maps will be available early Saturday morning on the front steps of the library, 210 S. Hays Ave.
Those who purchase permits may hold a sale one day only if they prefer. To donate items that don’t sell, stop by the shopping center where The Learning Center is located on Saturday afternoon, when a Goodwill truck will collect contributions.
Renner said the citywide garage sales would happen regardless of inclement weather.
“We’ve only had rain twice,” she said.