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Profits inspire yard sales

Stored under In the News on June 23, 2006 at 12:04 PM
A group of Marietta school friends has come a long way from selling 5-cent Kool-Aid along the sidewalk in the summertime and this weekend they provided an example of why many local people participate in yard sales.

Gillian Rossi, Ashley Hoff, and Laura Riley, all 15; Brooke Rossi, 13, and Emily Welch, 14, threw a giant yard sale Friday and Saturday and raised $507.

Bright sunshine and a soft breeze brought out plenty of bargain-hunters.

“I had this chalk board and I remember playing with it a lot when I was little,” Riley said. “It was hard to give up, but I finally put a price of $5 on it. This woman would only give me $3. She wouldn’t even pay full price, so I said, ‘OK, I really don’t need it anymore.’”

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