The Retail Committee of the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community-wide yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
“We usually get a lot of people who travel to Wellsboro from Harrisburg and from other areas in Pennsylvania and New York specifically for the community-wide yard sale,” said Julie VanNess, Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.
During the community-wide yard sale, area merchants will be offering clearance items at special sidewalk sale events. Area residents, non-profit organizations, churches and youth groups are invited to participate by holding private yard sales at their homes or facilities.
Wellsboro Borough Council has agreed to waive the permit fee for the community-wide yard sale. The Council has also designated Monday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19 as Fall Cleanup Week so Wellsboro Borough residents may put unsold yard sale items at curbside on their regular garbage pickup day.
Items acceptable for cleanup week collection include leaves in bags or boxes, trash, old lumber and boards not over 5-feet long, old furniture, scrap metal, old tires (two per household), lawn rakings, paper, magazines, litter, brush, small tree limbs and shrub clippings.
Like items should be bundled together. Not collected will be demolition and construction materials, which can be disposed of at the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority’s Tiadaghton location at 10455 Route 6, Wellsboro for a fee. For information and pricing, call (570) 724-0145.
For more information about the community-wide yard sale, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at (570) 724-1926.