Towns hold Labor Day street sales
by Adelina Shee Staff writer
LUMBERTON — Robeson County residents will have the chance to find some good deals on the street on Monday as there will be Labor Day sales in Lumberton and Fairmont.
The Revitalize Downtown Lumberton group, which is made up of a of people with an interest in making the downtown area more attractive, will hold the 19th annual yard sale in the plaza in downtown Lumberton.
Dick Taylor, a member of the group, said the sale will begin at 7 a.m.
“Some of them (vendors) will be here as early as 5 a.m.,” Taylor said. “… There will still be some out here until 2 or 3 p.m.”
Taylor said he expects 70 to 85 vendors to sell an array of items, including clothing, woodcraft, jewelry, furniture and food.
“Anything anybody wants to get rid of,” he said. “Either just cleaning out the garage or wanting to make a profit.”
Taylor said the sale has attracted between 3,000 and 4,000 people in the past.
“It’s exciting,” he said. “It makes a good fill-in for those of us that’s not gone out of town.”
Taylor said he takes the chance to do some personal shopping as well.
“I always end up buying more stuff than I sell,” he said.
The seventh annual Labor Day Sidewalk sale in Fairmont will be held at 7 a.m. in downtown Fairmont.
“I’m just trying to promote downtown,” Mayor Charles Kemp said. “The whole purpose for the sale in Fairmont is for people to come downtown and get acclimated to our downtown.”
There will be multiple crafts and items for sale and the event will include store sales and bargains. There will also be a bake sale by the Lady Civitans Club and Big T-Little T’s Hamburgers will be selling food.
“I know I’m going to have a couple of churches and probably a dozen vendors and stores open,” Kemp said.
Kemp said he will transform into a DJ during the sale to provide entertainment.
A cash drawing will also be held at noon in front of the Community Building on Main Street.
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