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Lifestyles & Community

January 15, 2014

Begin preparing for one of America’s longest yard sales

North Madison County — Below is a message I was asked to announce to the good people of Madison County.

“Dates are set and plans are being made for this coming summer’s U.S. 25 Yard Sale, taking place on June 5, 6 and 7. This is the third annual yard sale, stretching from Covington, Kentucky, to Newport, Tennessee.

This is among the nation’s 10th longest yard sale encompassing some 3 and 50 miles. It will be passing through 14 counties and about 40 major cities and towns during the summer of 2014. This event continues to grow longer each year and event organizers hope Berea will be a wayfarer’s stop and shop point.

Businesses are encouraged to incorporate the number “25” into their marquees as much as possible. For example, a restaurant could advertise 25 shrimp for $5.25. Businesses along the US 25 route, who would like to generate some extra cash flow, may rent spots in front of their store to vendors selling their wares.

As you look through your garages, closets, barns and outside storage buildings and find items you want to sell, affix labels marked with the price you want for your items.  

‘A word to the wise, buyers following these types of sales search for anything made of iron or other metals and anything that might even be considered as an antique, or a part thereof.’

This could be a great opportunity for nonprofit organizations or churches to make some extra money by everyone pooling their items, time and effort to work together in this long, highly-publicized US 25 Yard Sale.

Check out “US 25 Yard Sale” on Facebook or call Randy Coffey at 859-779-3005 for more information.”

The ever-popular “Fireside Chats” will be back at Fort Boonesborough State Park in “A Taste of Frontier.”

 Join the Madison County crowd in enjoying A Taste of Frontier by you and your date, child or entire family, dining on a scrumptious meal, while enjoying  a first-person historical character’s presentation of one of four popular people of the frontier, in the glory days Fort Boonesborough and Daniel Boone.

Below are the scheduled dates of the actors portraying the pioneer characters, and the names of the popular, pioneer characters.

       Feb. 1 -Daniel Boone portrayed by Scott New

       Feb. 8 -Pioneer Doctor portrayed by Albert Roberts

       Feb. 15 -Simon Kenton

       Feb. 22 -Eva Lail portrayed by Bonnie Stassell

A Taste of Frontier meal will be served from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., with the Fireside Chat taking place at 6:45 p.m. The cost of admission is $15 per person and $5 for children 12 and under.

The 18th century tavern blockhouse will be open prior to the fireplace chats until 6:30 p.m. If you would like to browse through the tavern, please make time to come a few minutes early.

Reservations are required for A Taste of the Frontier as there is limited seating. Call (859) 527-3131 for additional information.

The old adage for the week reads as follows: メDip your biscuit in your own gravy!モ

Contact me with your church and community news and personal and special dates and events by e-mailing me at or calling me at 527-0411.

Until next week, may God bless you and yours!   



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