Christus Victor Lutheran Church will host its 11th annual holiday bazaar and BBQ on Saturday, October 24, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 400 Harbison Blvd. (across from Lowe’s). Come and enjoy the work of over twenty crafters, look for bargains on jewelry, enjoy a BBQ lunch and take home a homemade frozen casserole for supper. Stop by 200 Tolbert Ct. in Lexington for a tremendous selection of clothing from more than twenty families from 7 a.m. until noon. Then, follow the balloons to Carriage Hill Lakes yard sale between Lexington and the Lake Murray Dam for bargains from more than ten homes from 8 a.m. to noon. There promises to be something for everyone!
Be just a bit careful in planning your route this Saturday. In areas that sustained heavy flood damage, some roads and bridges have been destroyed and others remain impassable. If you see cones blocking a roadway, do not move them or attempt to go around them. Water has been restored to all of Columbia and, as people and neighborhoods get back to normal, yard sales are flourishing and most families are ready to enjoy a gorgeous weekend. There are continuing efforts to help those who sustained massive flood damage; if you see an opportunity to help, please do so.
You may want to plan your Saturday morning route to include a moving sale at 135 Walnut Wood Trail in Blythewood from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., a big back yard sale at 3783 Hanson Ave. in Forest Acres with two generations of items priced to sell, a neighborhood yard sale in the Westbrook subdivision off Park Rd. in Lexington and a sale with designer clothing at 208 Genesee Valley Rd. in northeast Columbia. Complete your route at Roundabouts Consignments 13th Annual Fall Open House at 70 Polo Road for savings of up to 50% off and a chance to win one of three $100 shopping sprees on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m..
Start your yard and garage sale route early Saturday morning before selections are picked over. Carry cash, preferably small bills; most people cannot accept credit cards, and many are reluctant to take personal checks. Use a fanny pack or crossbody bag to keep both hands free and your money safe. Share the ride whenever possible since parking space is often limited in residential neighborhoods. Always bring a tape measure to check waist sizes, sleeve and inseam lengths. Bring your own large totes or shopping bags since there they may not be available. The forecast calls for beautiful fall weather so enjoy the crisp, sunny morning. The South Carolina State Fair ends this week; yard sales will not be posted again until spring.
As always, maximize your style and minimize your spending~