2013-06-15 / Editorials & Letters

National Road Yard Sale is a big success

Editor,

Our committee has wrapped up another successful sale and we thank the buyers and sellers who participated in the 8th Annual Licking County National Road Yard Sale! We also offer our thanks to The Beacon for helping spread the word “far and wide” about this “all American event on an All American Byway!” We couldn’t have done it without you!

The National Road opened the Ohio territory to settlers. Licking County is proud to have 32 miles of the road; the most of any county in Ohio!

It was bumper to bumper traffic on the May 31 - June 1 super weekend of sales this year! This traffic was not unlike the “days of yesteryear” when local inns were busy with travelers. Several sellers told the committee that they met visitors from Pennsylvania and Connecticut! Restaurants along the road said they were busy! Plans are being made for next year’s sale which will be Friday & Saturday, May 30 & 31, 2014.

We encourage everyone this summer to “get off the beaten path” and journey on the National Road/US 40. You will be surprised at what you discover!

Charla Devine, Member
On behalf of the
Licking County National
Road Yard Sale Committee

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