Atsuki Takeuchi and brother Haruto cool off with some ice cream while sister Konoui watches from behind during a stop at the Plough the Waves Centre in Wood Islands Sunday. The kids were touring the 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale with their parents and hail from New Jersey. Guardian photo by Steve Sharratt
WOOD ISLANDS — This weekend should be a treasure hunter’s dream as organizers of the 70-Mile Coastal Yard Sale have confirmed the highest number of vendors in the 16-year history of the event.
“We actually have over 150 vendors this year,’’ says Sylvain De Lafontaine from the Plough the Waves Centre here. “That’s 40 more than last year.”
The Coastal Yard Sale, winding through some of the prettiest scenery in the province, goes Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22. More details are available online and in the yard sale booklet available at local stores.
Unfortunately, says De Lafontaine, there will also be dozens of non-registered vendors who “piggyback” on the event by holding yard sales but refusing to pay the $20 registration fee.
“These are people who profit greatly from our organized event and take advantage of the traffic flow along the Trans-Canada Highway,’’ said the administrator for the Woods Islands Development Corp., which sponsors the event. “We would ask the public to only visit the vendors that are easily identifiable with our red letter on a white board yard sale marker signs.”