Low temperatures didn’t stop area residents from finding bargains at the 6th Annual Kids Garage Sale sponsored by the Gardner Parks and Recreation. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz


Cold temperatures may have lowered attendance a bit, but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for bargains at the sixth annual Kids Garage Sale, sponsored by the Gardner Parks and Recreation Department at the fairgrounds March 19.
“Although this sale is indoors, I believe the weather does play a factor in the attendance,” said Adraina Holopirek, recreation supervisor. “When it is nicer outside, there are typically other garage sales happening in town. I think people are more likely to get out and about for more than just one sale on a Saturday morning.”
This is the sixth year for the event, which is historically held the second weekend of Spring Break. “The idea is to have the kids clean out their closets the week of Spring Break in preparation for the sale on Saturday,” Holopriek said.
“This is such a great event for the kids who are selling their items.  It is so fun to watch them get excited over a sale that they just made and then get even more excited to go to another kid’s booth and buy an item from them with the money they just made,” Holopirek said. “Regardless of the number of buyers that walk through each year, I believe the kids enjoy the whole process of buying and trading with each other.”

The McKelvey family (left to right - Carson, Lauren, Amber, Cole and Leah) tend their table at the 6th Annual Kids Garage Sale hosted by Gardner Parks and Recreation. The event was held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds White Building on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz

The McKelvey family (left to right – Carson, Lauren, Amber, Cole and Leah) tend their table at the 6th Annual Kids Garage Sale hosted by Gardner Parks and Recreation. The event was held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds White Building on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz