Medina preps for big community yard sale on June 1

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Members of Medina Lions Club are working on the annual Community Yard Sale with chicken barbecue and a flea market June 1. Here, they take time out from serving hotdogs and hamburgers at Day Out With Thomas to promote the June 1 event. From left are Sherry Wheatley, Judy Holbrook, Julie Roman, Dave Bellucci, Don Colquhoun and Jim Hancock.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 20 May 2019 at 6:07 pm

MEDINA – The Medina community is gearing up for its annual Community Yard Sale on June 1. Sponsored by Medina Lions, this is not “just another yard sale.”

The event June 1 is the 13th annual and a highly anticipated event in the village.

Not only do dozens and dozens of households participate in the sale, but more than 60 vendors have already signed up for space at the Olde Pickle Factory at 711 Park Ave.

Lions Club member Sherry Wheatley came up with the idea for the sale a dozen years ago after attending several in other villages. The event has gradually been expanded to include printed maps of sale locations, a flea market, a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue at the Pickle Factory and a hotdog wagon roving throughout the village for those shoppers who don’t want to take the time to stop and eat.

Lions members will drive the hotdog wagon down village streets, selling hotdogs and pop. The Lions will also sell hotdogs and hamburgers at the Pickle Factory. Also new this year will be a 50/50 raffle at the Pickle Factory.

From 8 to 11 a.m. June 1, Lions members will be on the four corners of downtown Medina to hand out maps of the location of garage sales. There are always other sales throughout the village which aren’t listed on the maps, Wheatley said.

The yard sales bring hundreds of shoppers to the village, looking for bargains or “that special something.”

The chicken barbecue will be available from 11 a.m. until sold out. Tickets may be reserved by calling Jim Hancock at (585) 798-2118.

All proceeds from the Community Yard Sale help the Lions Club fund charitable projects throughout the community.

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