GREENBRIER — Customers lined up outside the Greenbrier City Event Center as early as 5:30 a.m. for the annual City Yard Sale, even though the doors were not supposed to open until 6 a.m. for pancakes and sausage. For those in Greenbrier who love junk shopping — there was plenty to choose from.
James Shofner said he and his wife had attended Greenbrier’s Yard Sale for the past three years and decided to try selling this time. James was elected to mind the booth with knives, CDs and some of his wife’s old clothes. He said, “I’m very happy because I sold quite a bit.” He even took the time to explain how to best sharpen a knife, saying, “If you can get an Arkansas whetstone, they’re the best. Everyone knows that. Just use an X-motion and take your time with about 20-25 licks for each side.” He said, “I still believe in the old-school ways.”
By 10 a.m. the crowd slowed to just a steady flow as customers held up clothes to see if they fit and shopped everything from hand-carved canes to Christmas ornaments, jewelry, knives, CDs and books.
The 26 vendors were quite happy with the turnout and thought it was worth it to be there at this yearly event.