Love a good rummage or yard sale? If you missed this weekend’s Hazelwood City-Wide Garage Sale, you missed a great chance at getting some really good stuff.
Saturday’s garage sale, tucked away in the gymnasium of the , offered Hazelwood residents, along with neighbors from throughout St. Louis County, a chance to collect some jewels at low value prices. It was a a bargain shopper's dream.
Prices ranged from 25 cents to $10 for knickknacks, collectibles, clothing, shoes and antiques. One vendor had a large assortment of golfing equipment with various types of clubs and putters.
Filicia Patrick said that she was able to find purses, baby clothes, and body lotions for a bargain. "I was happy that the event took place in a great spot, because it was nice and cool (rather than being outdoors) and easy to find,” she said.
While several people shopped for collectible antiques and other unique items, dozens shopped for housewares and necessities, such as children’s clothes and shoes.
Tables were well organized and lined up in a fashion that made shopping easily accessible for buyers. The facility also offered a cafeteria with a sitting area for shoppers as well as public restrooms.
The event also gave Hazelwood residents an opportunity to meet other neighbors. Vendors Randy and Cecelia Allen noted that they ran into a neighbor, met lots of new ones, and also ran into an old friend from Overland.
Hazelwood Community Center facility manager Pam Reynolds, who has overseen this event for the past two years, was very excited about this year’s turnout. There were an estimated 12 vendors total and about 200-300 people who flowed in and out the duration of the event, she said.
"I am very happy with the way it turned out,” she said. "There were about 30 people waiting outside the door when we opened up at 8 a.m.”