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Garage sales a social event

Stored under In the News on April 5, 2007 at 9:37 AM
Garage sales, yard sales, rummage sales -- by any name, low prices are sweet.

While some people sell their stuff to clean out the clutter and others do it for the money, families along Bramble in Saginaw Township go to sales to catch up on gossip, said John E. Cyborowski, 60, who lives in the neighborhood.

"We have three neighbors who get together and do it every year," Cyborowski said. "They don't do it so much for getting rid of things. They do it as a get-together."

The sale is from 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. today and Friday.

"If it was up to me, I wouldn't have one," Cyborowski said, explaining that the women folk insist. "Two of the ladies have young kids, and every year, this is their chance to sell the clothes they grew out of."

In cities such as Frankenmuth, businesses profit as well as those hosting the sales.

"We've already had people calling, asking when the citywide sale is," said Jennifer A. Tebedo, president of the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.

"Cars clog the streets on both sides. It's wonderful," she said. "It's a lot of fun, and for the businesses, it's a wonderful food and beverage day."

People wishing to place an advertisement in the classified section of The Saginaw News can benefit with a how-to kit, said Denise Taglauer, supervisor of classifieds.

The kit contains a checklist of things to do for a sale, an inventory sheet, tips for a successful sale, about 100 price stickers and two garage sale signs.

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