- Cullman, Alabama

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September 6, 2012

10-mile yard sale starts Friday

Gold Ridge Road will become a picker's paradise this weekend when the annual 10-mile yard sale begins bright and early Friday morning.

Furniture, pictures, tools — even an antique 1920's model road grader, along with numerous other items — will be up for sale.

"There will be lots of bargains and treasures, in addition to good food, fun, and fellowship," organizer Joann Smith said.

Smith's business, Dad's Place Antiques, is one of many participating in the two-day event. Many residents living along the road will also be taking part. People from as far away as Mississippi, Florida, and Georgia are expected to be in town to shop.

"It seems to get bigger and bigger every year," Smith said.

Smith credits her husband, Willie Roy Smith, as the one who coined the idea for the long yard sale 15 years ago.

"He was known for collecting a lot of stuff, anything that would make a buck," Joann said. "He talked it over with Jean Moore, and said, 'I believe this will work.'"

The event will run until sundown each night.

* Ashley Graves can be reached by phone at 734-2131, ext. 225, or by email at

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