Saturday, May 19, 2007

World's Fastest Growing Yard Sale!


This summer, on August 9, 10, and 11, the Lincoln Highway will become the World’s Fastest Growing Yard Sale. Stretching 586 miles communities across Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia are invited to participate. Anyone in any of the communities along or close to the Lincoln Highway is welcome to have a yard sale, a garage sale, church rummage sale, or business sidewalk sale. Organizations are invited to have bake sales, car washes, or whatever else they would like to arrange. Car shows are welcome. Kids! Try your hand at a lemonade stand. This new annual sale began in 2005 in Ohio as the Lincoln Highway BuyWay. In 2006, Indiana linked with Ohio and for 2007, Illinois and West Virgnia will join for the first time.

Advertise your sale to your friends or loyal customers!! There are signs, notecards, magnets, T-shirts, bags, and other items for sale at:

Proceeds from the sale of the CafePress items will help the Illinois Lincoln Highway Association defray our advertising costs.

Communities along the Lincoln Highway include:

Chicago Heights, Olympia Fields, Matteson, Frankfort, New Lenox, Joliet, Plainfield, Aurora, North Aurora, Mooseheart, Batavia, Geneva, Cortland, DeKalb, Malta, Creston, Rochelle, Ashton, Franklin Grove, Dixon, Prairieville, Sterling, Emerson, Morrison, and Fulton.

This is the first year Illinois is participating and it will be an annual event, on the second weekend of August.