May 1, 2010 - Twenty businesses in Blairsville yard sale
Balloons were dancing in the breeze at the recent Downtown Yard Sale sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority of Blairsville. One of the ladies at Mike Kelly's said, "This is the best thing that the DDA has ever done!" She patted the money belt strapped to her waist, 'This is not me under here. It's cash money!" The Downtown Yard Sale was a huge success with lots of bargains at multiple locations.
With skies threatening rain in Union County, the weather held out for the biggest yard sale of the season. A shopper commented, "Maybe the DDA will do this again in the fall - why not every season?" She laughed, "That's a hint for Janet Hartman."
Many bargain hunters visited each location along the DDA district route. From Earnest Street to Cleveland Street , on Hospital Street , Welborne, Blue Ridge Street , and Young Harris Street , balloons marked tables full of goodies.
Participating in the event were Winkler Contractors, Village Boutique, 3 Sisters Gift Baskets, Strategic Vision PR, Resthaven Florist, ReMax, Rachel's Avon, Mike Kelly Realty, Jenny Rebecca's, Humane Society Thrift Store, Home PC Services, Harper & Co. Jewelry & Antiques, The Flower Garden, Early Bird Emporium & Antiques, A Center for Wellness, Carl & Rays Antiques, The Book Cellar, Blairsville Restaurant, Antonietta's Italian American Family Grill & Bakery, and ALFA Insurance.