The coronavirus has canceled a lot of summer events this year, but Michigan’s longest garage sale will still happen in 2 weeks.
We’re taking a look at the safety precautions the US 12 Heritage Trail Garage Sale will take this year.
In two weeks, the garage sale will be right here in Carver Park and in front of Three Oaks Elementary School.
This event will look a little different this year than in years past.
The US 12 Heritage Trail Garage Sale stretches from New Buffalo to Detroit along US 12.
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Julie Sittig is one of the 12 vendors for this year’s sale.
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“Right now our vendors aren’t as many as they’ve been in previous years, but they are steadily coming in. I think it should be a turnout,” she said.
These vendors will be following a list of new guidelines.
“We plan to have hand sanitizing stations this year and of course all of the members must wear a mask especially when they’re dealing with people that come to their booths,” said Sittig.
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Customers will also have to wear masks. Gloves will be available for people to use when they touch items, and vendors will have to wear gloves as they touch money.
“A major change this year is once you pay for your item that you purchased, you have to put your own item in the bag and the bags will be provided and that’ll prevent a lot of handling of different items that have been chosen.”
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Food is also going to be sold at one central location, not by individual vendors.
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Kristopher Martin, the associate planner for the event, believes this sale will be safe for customers.
“This is primarily an outdoor event, so hopefully people are following the guidelines in place,” he said.
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“When traveling along the route, use common sense when getting out of your car and slowing down for vehicles and be courteous and kind to others,” Martin said.
Sittig tells us the garage sale is a fundraiser for the Region of Three Oaks Museum, and she says all of the items they do not sell go to the Volunteers of America, a non-profit that helps people all over the country.