WAKE FOREST — A large community yard sale is set for this Saturday at Festival Park, 525 S. White St., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.
Fifty-some families will bring traditional yard sale items. And crafters, Wake Forest Cotton Company boutique owners, Internet-based marketers and others will sell discounted goods from their businesses.
The Heart Animal Rescue Team will hold an animal Adopt-A-Thon at the sale as well. The Franklin Academy Middle School Band will provide entertainment from 10-11 a.m.
Pets are welcome on a leash or carried.
The event is sponsored by the Cotton Company and the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment (GJACE).
Attendance is free, but participating vendors pay a $10 fee to rent tables to benefit the GJACE, which will use the funds to support Franklin Academy Middle School’s arts education and area cultural arts programming.
“With the nature of the economy, employment and healthcare premium costs, (we thought) ‘What can we do to bring people together, to earn a little money?’” said Bob Johnson, who co-owns the Cotton Company with his wife, Elizabeth. The Johnsons founded the GJACE in honor of their late son Graham.
“The nice thing about it is, it’s more than yard sale items. It’s also intended for people to make ends meet,” he added.
For more information, see gjcae.org or call 919-570-0350.