Pickin’Time draws mul­ti­tudes

Westside Eagle-Observer - - FRONT PAGE - RANDY MOLL rmoll@nwadg.com

GEN­TRY — One could find al­most any­thing for sale in Gen­try and the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties along Arkansas High­way 59 last week­end, from cloth­ing and house­hold items to sport­ing and fishing gear to an­tiques and col­lectibles. Park­ing lots and open ar­eas along the high­way were filled with booths and mer­chan­dise for sale from Thurs­day through Satur­day.

Un­like many years in which rain put a damper on the event, this year’s near-per­fect weather drew crowds of garage-sale shop­pers from miles around to see what was of­fered and to buy those spe­cial items, boost­ing busi­ness for area restau­rants and fast-food es­tab­lish­ments, as well.

The big­gest is­sue with the three-day event was in­creased traf­fic and, in a few places, prob­lems find­ing park­ing off the high­way.

All in all, the event, spon­sored by area cham­bers of com­merce, was viewed as a huge suc­cess and many are look­ing for­ward to a re­peat of the event again next fall.

West­side Ea­gle Ob­server/RANDY MOLL

Ven­dors of­fered a va­ri­ety of items at the Pickin’ Time on 59 event in Gen­try on Satur­day.

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