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Find bargains and treasures at Marble Falls city-wide garage sale

IF YOU GO WHAT: Burnet citywide garage sale WHEN: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2 WHERE: Burnet courthouse square and locations around the city VENDOR COST: $20 for a 10-by-20 spot and $15 for each one after FOR MORE: Go to All Mixed Up, 123 E. Jackson in Burnet, or shopburnet.org

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

MARBLE FALLS — Julia Adams confirmed what most attendees of the Marble Falls city-wide garage sale already know.

“Ten dollars buys you a lot,” the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce events coordinator said with a laugh.

And that’s the bargain for those who attend the event, which is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 4 at Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J South.

Twenty-three vendors have already signed up to participate, but Adams and chamber Executive Director Bill Rives believe more will commit. The cost for a vendor spot is $25, which may be paid at the chamber’s administration offices, 916 Second St.

But there’s no admission fee for shoppers.

“I love going down there,” Rives said. “It’s beautiful outside, it’s (near Backbone Creek.) There are a lot of happy, go-lucky people going by. It’s just a fun gathering. People are down there having fun.”

And looking for rare treasures, gently used items and, perhaps, even a vehicle.

Rives grinned when he recalled seeing a vendor a few years ago trying to sell a Mercedes convertible, though he doesn’t know if the car was purchased.

“It’s not only a garage sale,” Adams said, “it’s more like a picker’s paradise. Some (vendors) don’t realize how much they can get for (items.) They think, ‘I don’t have any use for it,’ so they sell it.”

In addition to merchandise, food vendors will be selling breakfast tacos and other finger foods, she said.

The event usually draws about 1,000 people. And Adams and Rives know why.

“It’s not your typical garage sale or estate sale,” Rives said. “There are so many booths and such a variety. It’s all of the fun of a garage sale. I enjoy it as much as anything we do.”

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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