The SNA-sponsored yard sale this year drew scores of people, with some participants showing up two hours before the opening bell.
The front and side yards of the Church of the Redeemer on Hope Street accommodated at least 24 registered sellers of everything from small household items to baby strollers, boat paddles and clothes. Dozens of buyers made their way through the tables, most of which were provided by SNA for a $5 fee above the $15 space-reservation cost. A few sellers brought their own display platforms for the sale, which ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21.
One participant said that although she had not yet counted up her total sales this year, she made about $600 last year. Satisfied buyers were seen lugging armloads of discoveries to waiting vehicles.
Father Patrick Campbell of the host church mingled with the crowd and a member of his congregation had set up a computer slide show of events at the church over the last year. They both said they welcomed the opportunity to socialize with their neighbors.
Missing this year was any musical accompaniment, but organizers said they would make every effort to remedy that for next year.