The deadline to turn in entries for the Marion and Peabody communitywide garage sale is 5 p.m. Friday at the Marion County Record and Peabody city offices.
If there are sufficient entries, maps will be printed in next week’s newspapers and the sales will be advertised in other newspapers as far away as Wichita.
There have been many inquiries to the newspaper office about when the sales will be, but unless more entries are turned in before the deadline, this year’s sales will be nothing special. The point of communitywide garage sales is to bring in shoppers from out-of-town, but few bargain hunters will travel for just a handful of sales.
If participation remains low, there is a risk that the sales may be discontinued.