By Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – A first-ever citywide yard sale will coincide with the Girl Scout’s Green Festival this weekend at Ballard Park.
At least a dozen vendors will hawk household items, treasures, antiques and rare finds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the northeast corner of the west Tupelo park.
More vendor slots are available through the Tupelo Parks and Recreation Department for a $40 fee. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Park, which uses funds to host community activities throughout the year.
“Everyone is looking forward to it, so I hope it’ll be a big success,” said Sandra Ashcraft of Parks and Recreation.
While the yard sale will be confined to the one area of the park, the Green Festival will take over the entire landscape: More than 200 environmentally friendly arts and crafts will be for sale and demonstrated.
Also look for inflatables, a farmers’ market, petting zoo, puppet show, rock climbing and a shredder to dispose of sensitive papers.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Girl Scouts Heart of the South council, which covers north Mississippi and counties in west Tennessee and east Arkansas, has partnered with Tennessee Valley Authority and Tupelo Parks and Recreation to bring about the festival.
Contact Emily Le Coz at (662) 678-1588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a spot
– To reserve a vendor spot at Saturday’s citywide yard sale, call the Tupelo Parks and Recreation Department today at (662) 841-6440.