Community Wide Garage Sale
The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 17, from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Chamber is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning. Betty Burrows, Program Associate at GOACC states, “Garage sales are very well attended events. More than 131 houses participated last year and more than 227 maps were handed out. We encourage residents to hold garage sales at their homes or join with neighbors to hold block sales.”
For anyone who is interested in holding a garage sale at their home, they need to register their address with GOACC to be placed on the garage sale map for a $3 fee. GOACC will need address, and a short list of items that the home would be selling. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, May 14 at NOON. Maps depicting the locations of the garages sales, will be available on Friday, May 16 and also will be handed out from GOACC office on the morning of the sales, beginning at 7 AM. Mail or drop off garage sale information to GOACC, 120 North Union Street. You may also fax information to 372-7912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some tips for a successful community-wide garage sale: Have a good variety of items; Have bargain prices - that’s what garage sales are all about; Clean everything - make sure the items are clean and in good condition; Tag Everything; Be Neat; Be ready to negotiate; Keep Records and Safeguard your money and valuables.
For more information on the garage sale, please contact the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716/372-4433.