2010-05-15 / News

National Road yard sales set for June 2-6

NATIONAL ROAD – The 5th Annual National Road Yard Sale Days are set for Wednesday, June 2 through Sunday, June 6, all along the National Road (US40) in Licking County.

Most sales will be on Friday and Saturday with the Big Community Day Sales set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. All the “pike towns” – Kirkersville, Hebron, Jacksontown, Brownsville and Gratiot – are having big Super Saturday Sales. Buyers will be able to park their vehicles and walk to bargains galore in all the “pike towns.”

New this year is a Car Cruise on Saturday, June 5, weather permitting. The cruise leaves Gratiot at 11:30 a.m., driving west to Kirkersville. After turning around in Kirkersville, the cruisers return to Hayman’s Dairy Bar in downtown Hebron for a cruise-in.

For more information about yard sales, visit www.ohio40.com. Call Jim Matheny at 740-522-6635 for cruise information.

The National Road became America’s first federally funded highway. It travels through six states beginning in Maryland and 10 counties in Ohio. The Road entered Ohio from the east in 1825. In Ohio, Licking County has the most miles – 32 miles.

The Road immediately attracted travelers and commerce and opened our state and much of the old Northwest Territory to settlements and access to Ohio products. The National Road has been designated as an All American Road and a National Scenic Byway.

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