Swan Quarter to host Community Yard Sales

Published 7:40 pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SWAN QUARTER — The Pamlico Sound fishing village of Swan Quarter will hold its 12th-annual Swan Quarter Community Yard Sales on Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. Several other events are being held in the village on the same date.

Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly fundraiser lunch/dinner featuring fresh fried shrimp. Fire Chief Jeffrey Stotesberry said, “Our department depends on the monies generated by these fundraisers to help us continue to serve the community. Many years ago, when yard sale organizers approached us about holding our event on the same day, we knew that it would be a win-win situation for both parties.”

On Saturday, SQVFD will host the Hyde County Historical and Genealogy Society’s book and publication sale in the station’s dining room. Autographed copies of county’s newest history book, “Olde Wickham, Little Kingdom by the Sea: A Comprehensive History of Hyde County, Including Ocracoke and Hatteras,” written by Richard Lupton, will be available as well as other HCHGS publications.

Begun several years ago with three to four families having yard sales on the same day, the original organizers quickly realized that by working together they could attract shoppers from a greater distance. The sale has grown as more local families cleaned out their attics and more people attended, knowing their chances of finding a great buy was increased by the number of close-proximity sales. This year, Jimmy Vaughan stepped up as organizer.

Vaughan hopes that by increasing coverage of the event on social media, more folks will hear about the sales and come out to see what it is all about.

“This has been a successful sale for almost a dozen years now. It’s a great time for the community and visitors to interact. We hope to continue to grow it each year and ask that everyone help us spread the word,” Vaughan said.

Shoppers will find furniture, appliances, jewelry, kitchen items, collectibles and clothing for all age groups and sizes. Automobiles, hunting and fishing gear, tools and lawn-care items may also be available.

Most sales are along Main Street and adjoining side streets. Swan Quarter is easily accessible via U.S. Highway 264 — look for and follow the signage.

After shopping, visitors can head over to the fire department, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 25 Oyster Creek Road, to enjoy a shrimp meal with all of the trimmings. Price is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. The book and publication sale will be held in the dining room until 2:30 pm.

For more information, call Jimmy Vaughan at 252-926-1953, or email jvaughan1994@yahoo.com.