Meredith’s 19th Annual Community Yard Sale This Weekend

Pictured preparing for the Altrusa Sale which will be held on the lawn of the Chamber are (left to right): Betsy Raffaele, Karen Truberg, and Pam Toczko.

Pictured preparing for the Altrusa Sale, which will be held on the lawn of the Chamber, are Betsy Raffaele, Karen Truberg, and Pam Toczko.

For treasure seekers of all kinds, Meredith will be the place to be tomorrow. The whole town is coming together to hold their Annual Community Yard Sale, and antique enthusiasts, collectors, and bargain hunters from all over New England will be setting their destinations for this little village on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Sponsored by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, the 19th Annual Community Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, May 17th from 9 am – 3 pm at over fifty locations in the Meredith area. According to Susan Cerutti, Executive Director of the Chamber, the event has become a fun tradition for folks in the Lakes Region of NH.

“The Community Yard Sale began almost 20 years ago,” says Susan. “It was scheduled to be the weekend before Memorial Day, as that had typically been a quiet weekend, and we were looking to create an event that would bring people to town. Now with so many antique shops on Main Street, the event dovetails perfectly with the shops in town.”

The idea seems to have worked. Locals and out-of-towners alike look forward to the day they can cruise around town searching for treasures and visiting with neighbors.

“People seem to love yard sales,” says Susan. “Those who attend fall into a couple of groups: antique dealers looking for bargains at the individual sales (and of course they also stop in at the antique shops), and residents who make a day of yard sale-ing—spending the day with friends and looking to see what is out there each year . . . we also have a loyal following of out-of-town people, too.”

In addition to the many garage and yard sales at individual homes, several local businesses and organizations will also participate in the big sale. The Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith and the Congregational Church in Center Harbor will both host group sales. As in the past, a book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library will take place at the Meredith Public Library, and the Meredith Altrusa Club will hold a sale on the lawn of the Chamber building. Watermark Marine Supply on Route 3 is participating this year, and the Meredith Kiwanis Club will conduct their sale at Keytown Automotive. On Winona Road, the Meredith Historical Society will be open at their farm museum.

The Community Yard Sale will be held rain or shine, and, beginning at 8 am on Saturday, maps identifying the locations of the various sales will be available at the Chamber of Commerce Information Center located at 272 Daniel Webster Highway. Signs will be posted at the individual locations as well. For more information, please visit the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at or call 603-279-6121.

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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