Many Americans have the dream of owning their own home. A place in the suburbs. A green lawn. White picket fence. Lilac bushes and petunias blooming in the yard. Gingham checked curtains hanging in the kitchen window. Kids playing in a tree house, shooting basketballs, and riding their bike in the driveway.
Doug Duncan, Fanny Mae’s chief economist, says that people still want to own their own home even after the economic crisis over the last several years. But to attain that goal, some people need help. Freddy Duncan and Sons Moving and Storage are doing what they can to help that dream come true. They are hosting the Dream Sweep Yard Sale.
What is the Dream Sweep Yard Sale? There are two parts of it. People can make a clean sweep of their home and garage. They can donate items they no longer want. That’s one part of the dream.
The other part of the dream is that all proceeds from the yard sale entry fees will be given to he Putnam County Habitat for Humanity. They will help families realize the dream of owning their own home.
This year, the booths will be bigger. This means that those who have a booth can sell more things. People can rent more than one booth if they want to. This will give them more space to sell more things. A 20 X 20 foot booth can be rented for $25 and a 20 X 40 foot booth can be rented for $35. For church or civic organizations, the space is $10.
Items that cannot be sold at the yard sale include food and drinks, firearms, fireworks, alcohol and tobacco products, cars, motorcycles or any road-ready vehicles, and pets and animals.
The yard sale will be held Saturday May 3 at the Putnam Country Fairgrounds. Gates will open at 7:00 a.m. The sale ends at 3:00 p.m. Items left over at the end of the sale can either be donated to the Habitat ReSTORE or be taken home. Donated clothing items will be distributed to church ministries across the Upper Cumberland.
People who have a booth can keep all of the money that they make from the sale. Only the entry fee goes to the Habitat for Humanity.
Freddy Duncan & Sons has been a family owned and operated self storage business for over 30 years. . They provide self storage and residential and long distance moving. Because of the great services that they provide, they have a Grade A Rating with the local Better Business Bureau
“Join The Community & Get Rid Of Your Junk.” WLQK FM; 24 March 2014.
“The American Dream: Does It Still Include Owning a Home”? NBC News; 21 March 2014.
“Dream Sweep Yard Sale to benefit Habitat on May 3.” Herald Citizen; 22 March 2014.
Freddy Duncan & Sons Moving and Storage.