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Garage sales rule the weekend

Yearly event draws crowds into streets


Early-morning rush along Rockdale thoroughfares, including Alcoa Street (above), brought out bargain hunters by the hundreds. 
Reporter/Mike Brown Early-morning rush along Rockdale thoroughfares, including Alcoa Street (above), brought out bargain hunters by the hundreds. Reporter/Mike Brown Rockdale shoppers, could we interest you in some clothes?

How about some books, toys, furniture, electronics, games, kitchenware?

How about a car?

All of those items, and more, were for sale over the weekend at more than 75 locations all over Rockdale as the town hosted its annual garage sale event and there was something different for 2013.

This time around it was a two-day event, held in conjunction with an antique appraisal seminar downtown.

(See coverage of that event, page 1A).

Garage sales were held Saturday and Sunday, although a handful kicked off their sales on Friday, drawing some early browsers.

The big day, as always, was Saturday, with shoppers lining Rockdale streets in several area of town, especially northwest Rockdale, virtually at daybreak.

Almost 60 took advantage of a special offer by The Reporter to list their garage sales in the newspaper and online. A map showing the location of those sales was printed in last week’s newspaper.



‘Mom, I’ve got to have this book!’ says Hudson Bexley to his mother, Jaclyn Bexley. For anyone not in a reading mood, how about some tires and wheels? ‘Mom, I’ve got to have this book!’ says Hudson Bexley to his mother, Jaclyn Bexley. For anyone not in a reading mood, how about some tires and wheels?

Above: ‘Another garage sale sighted; coordinates Brazos Street; okay troops, follow me, single file, move in.’ At right, ‘they call it a garage sale don’t they, so why not sell a car?’, say sellers on Murray Avenue. Above: ‘Another garage sale sighted; coordinates Brazos Street; okay troops, follow me, single file, move in.’ At right, ‘they call it a garage sale don’t they, so why not sell a car?’, say sellers on Murray Avenue.


Above, when you’re a dedicated garage sale veteran you don’t mailbox pressed into service to do a little advertising in the let a little thing like the neighbors’ sprinklers going off slow you service of the big garage sale weekend, glassware on O’Kelley down as you hit the garage sales on Highland Avenue. At right, sparkles in the early morning sunshine Saturday. Above, when you’re a dedicated garage sale veteran you don’t mailbox pressed into service to do a little advertising in the let a little thing like the neighbors’ sprinklers going off slow you service of the big garage sale weekend, glassware on O’Kelley down as you hit the garage sales on Highland Avenue. At right, sparkles in the early morning sunshine Saturday.

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