The annual fall yard sale put on by the Summit Neighborhood Association seems to be catching on.
This year the event, held Saturday, Sept. 13, in the yard of the Church of the Redeemer on Hope Street, had 26 registered sellers, up from a mere 24 the previous year.
In addition, this year featured music by Rising, a performing songwriters’ organization whose foundation is the mentoring of teen and young adult singer-songwriters. Led by Daniel Durand from the band PhenixAve, two young performers entertained with old standards and their own songs.
Adding to the mix was a tricycle cart from Ellie’s Bakery downtown, selling gourmet ice cream sandwiches.
But the main attraction was the wide variety of no-longer-needed items from people’s basements and attics that turned into treasures for the throng of buyers who started arriving well before the 10 a.m. opening. Although the sky alternated between sunny and cloudy, there was no rain to dampen spirits and transactions continued until the 2 p.m. closing. Offerings ranged from golf clubs and vinyl records to party clothes for kids and fancy coats for adults.
Welcoming neighbors was the Rev. Patrick Campbell, rector of the church, and some of his congregation, who had a table display of some of their activities.
Spots in the yard were reserved through an application form in SNA’s newsletter or on its web site for $15 each or $20 if a table was required.
Not only was the event a successful transfer of ownership of countless items, but it was an opportunity for residents of Summit to rub elbows and get to know each other better.