It’s yard sale time

— Bargain hunting is the name of the game this weekend as yard sale fans will have more than 70 yard sales, sidewalk sales and other special events during Zillah’s 13th annual community yard sale Saturday.

Even with the overcast skies threatening rain, people like Sue Fox-Rowland are preparing to open their yards to buyers. She is nearly legendary in her ability to fill her Ann Street yard with treasures for all types of buyers. She said the weekend, may be a bit of a challenge keeping things dry.

Rowland also operates an online vintage business and is ready.

“There is always something new to discover,” she said.

Residents, who have been cleaning their closets and sheds for weeks, will be joined by local businesses, churches, schools and other organizations to do a little spring cleaning.

A map of yard sale locations will be available at local businesses by noon Friday and at

The city has also partnered with Goodwill to set up a 27-foot trailer on First Avenue between Harvest Foods and the Civic Center to accept unsold items. The trailer and a Goodwill attendant will receive and collect donations noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Yard sale permits are still available for $5 from the city.

Learn more on the city website or call 509-829-5151.

In addition to the Zillah community yard sale, there is a brand-new flea market event this weekend. No Rhyme or Reason Country Flea Market and Bazaar, 2060 E. Zillah Drive, will open tomorrow and continue through Saturday.

Organizers say the event has attracted 48 vendors, including onsite food vendors

In Sunnyside, the Lower Valley Young Life organization is hosting a yard sale fundraiser and pancake breakfast 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the New Life Church, 321 Eighth St.

Proceeds will help pay for summer camp tuition, Young Life spokesman Eduardo Gallo said.

Check today’s classified section for more yard and estate sales planned for Easter weekend.


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