Medina preps for big community yard sale on June 1
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.