JUNCTION CITY — Yard sales are a dime a dozen this time a year, but the one held Thursday by the Boyle County Family Resource Center was even a better bargain than that.
It was free.
And, as you might expect, business was pretty good at the tables set up out the center’s office in the Linetta Homes public housing neighborhood.
“I could call it a give-away, but then they don’t come,” explained Carol Sargent, director of the resource center for Junction City and Perryville elementary schools. “But if it’s a ‘free yard sale,’ it’s unheard of.”
The agency, charged with providing extra help to families with school-age children who might need a hand, accumulates a lot of donated items throughout the school year and holds periodic free yard sales to diminish its stockpile and make way for future donations. Much of what was given away Thursday was clothing, with some toys, books, backpacks, water bottles and other doodads sprinkled in the mix.