The fourth annual 421 Yard Sale will be held Friday, Saturday, not only in Harlan County, but from Michigan City, Ind. to the coast of North Carolina. This year’s sale has been extended into Lee County, Virginia.
The Harlan portion of the event is a project of Harlan 20/20 Community Development Foundation in cooperation with Harlan, Evarts and Cumberland Tourist commissions.
“The addition of Lee County will hopefully be a success,” said 421 Yard Sale Webmaster Jim Helton. “We’re having more and more interest every year. We’ve had folks calling from different areas interested in coming to the sale.”
According to Helton, the purpose of this event is to promote tourism, have fun and find great deals.
“Harlan County is dead in the center of U.S. 421,” said Helton. “Last year’s event did rather well. Each year the sale has gotten larger and that is what we are working toward. We’re getting more interest this year than last, lots of phone calls, applications and emails. We have several billboards, one at the Huddle House in Harlan, one in Middlesboro and another one in Corbin hoping to bring out-of-towners into the Harlan County area.”
Helton said the sale is not limited to U.S. 421, but any main roadway connecting to U.S. 421 such as KY 38, U.S. 119 and U.S. 25E.
“In order for outsiders to find these yard sales we are recommending you post your yard sale on our Facebook page or visit our website at www.421yardsale.com,” said Helton. “Residents will be able to use the Village Center Mall parking lot again this year. That seems to be a good location and it is centrally located. There is plenty of parking available.”
Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-909-4132 or on Twitter @joe_hde.