Annual ‘longest yard sale’ set for early May
The Military Highway/U.S. 281 Texas Longest Yard
Sale has gotten a little longer — by a day to be
The third annual event, the brainchild of Repeat
Boutique owner Yolanda Almaguer, is adding a
Sunday this time around. The collective yard sale
takes place the weekend of May 5-7 along roughly
70 miles of U.S. 281 from Brownsville to
Almaguer said the sale probably will be the same
distance as last year, though more people will be
participating. Sellers are already inquiring about
spaces to set up tables along the route, she said.
Almaguer also has helpers scouting out additional
spots to rent in the upper Rio GrandeValley.
Several tiny communities along U.S. 281 have
begun promoting the event, and several churches
are getting involved as well, she said. Last year,
a seller drove all the way from Baytown to take
part and plans to return this year, Almaguer said.
On the Brownsville end, A&V Lopez
Supermarket has been on board with the project
since the beginning in terms of providing space
For more information, call (956) 312-1900,
send an email to email@example.com or visit
the event’s Facebook page.
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