Bargains Galore on Highway 64 Underway
The 13th annual Bargains Galore on Highway 64 is officially underway. The yard sale event kicked off Thursday. Customers can get everything from antiques to clothes and kids toys.
Through the weekend, shoppers will search for a steal.
“The challenge of finding that great buy,” said Joy Ashcraft, a shopper.
Ashcraft and her sister traveled from Hope, Ark., to Alma Friday just to shop.
“I love yard art or anything that I can turn into yard art,” she said.
Shoppers can enjoy 160 miles of yard sales that stretch from the Fort Smith and Van Buren area all the way to Beebe.
“You meet some unusual people and some cheap people,” said Terry Peck, a seller.
Shoppers get three full days of bargain hunting.
“Sometimes the stuff’s too high,” said Lowell Roberts, a shopper. “You know your limit, what you want to put out.”
Roberts drove from the Hackett area to look for a new rim.
“Might be cheaper here than salvage yard,” he said.
Sellers set up shop hoping to earn some extra cash. The Alma United Methodist Church participated for the first time this year.
“It helps take some of the burden off the offering plate too, to be able to do a fundraiser like this,” said Rev. Velda Bell.
Ashcraft plans to drive the entire length of the yard sale.
“I have binoculars and we pull off on the side of the road and I look at all the, just kind of scan it and if I find anything I really like we get out and look,” she said.
The yard sale runs through Saturday.