Calling all bargain hunters!

Tue, 10/21/2008 - 2:54pm
By: The Citizen

If you are interested in visiting over 50 yard sales in one location, head to the 8th Annual Harvest Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 25. The yard sale lasts from 8 a.m-3 p.m. Sponsored by the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department, this community-wide sale will be held at the Activities House parking lot at 980 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Shoppers at past sales have come from Norcross to Macon, Lithonia to Luthersville and everywhere in between.

Shop over 14,700 square feet of bargains including:

• Clothing (infant – adult), baby & early childhood items, and toys!

• Antiques, home décor, books, videos, music, furniture, jewelry, kitchen & bath accessories, and household items!

• Sports equipment, music, videos games, electronics, tools and auto supplies!

• Holiday gifts, decorations, handmade greeting cards, and dolls!

• Floral arrangements, chair massage, and Avon products,

• Limited food, drinks, and much more!

The Harvest Yard Sale will feature a fundraising booth for the Fayette County Special Olympics. They will be selling Chick-fil-A bisvuits and sandwiches, coffee and homemade bake sale items. The goal of the Fayette County Special Olympics is to help bring persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected, and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens.

Fayette County Special Olympics invests in people with intellectual disabilities, helping them to develop athletic skills, while also promoting the abilities of the athletes off the field. When our athletes succeed, attitudes change, the community develops, health and self-esteem are built, and the eyes of the world are focused on all that is good and hopeful and positive. Athletes gain skills for employment, learn independent living skills, form relationships and help others understand their extraordinary capabilities despite health issues they experience daily.

Twenty-three different sports are offered on the state-level for athletes to experience; Fayette County actively participates in 18 of those sports - ranging from badminton, swimming, soccer and gymnastics. Our athletes range in age from 8 years old to 61 years old!

Fayette County Special Olympics is only able to fulfill their mission in serving the athletes and continue to grow with the help of volunteers. The volunteers are dedicated to providing the highest quality programs and services to the athletes and serve as certified coaches, event staff, unified sports partners and fundraisers. The continuing success of the organization depends on the ongoing support of the community. You can help these athletes in the Fayette County Special Olympics in various ways; by volunteering, coaching, donating or sponsoring an athlete or event.

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