FAIRFIELD — Trinkets and treasures packed the parking lot at Courtyard by Marriott Saturday as the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield hosted its fourth annual Community Yard Sale.
Vendors that included community members, businesses, high school clubs and local organizations bought a space to sell their wares, which ranged from clothing to electronics to tools.
“A lot of nonprofits came in and bought the space to get exposure for their organizations,” said Dionne McCullar, vice president of the Kiwanis Club.
Participants included the Key Club at Rodriguez and Armijo high schools, which hawked its “free lemonade,” as well as the Children’s Nurturing Project and Yippie Yogurt.
“We sold quite a bit of stuff,” said Sherilyn Henry, founder of Yippie Yogurt. The nonprofit displayed donated items that included kitchenware, dishes, clothes and “a lot of odds and ends,” said Henry. “Garage sale treasures.”
Yippie Yogurt helps low-income and foster youth gain work experience at its Fairfield yogurt shop.
“It’s really a sweet program,” Henry said.
Spaces at the event cost $25, and vendors could keep the profit from their sales.
McCullar said proceeds from the event will go toward Kiwanis Club’s scholarships for high school seniors as well as its annual Easter egg hunt. She said the yard sale had 10 vendors when it started four years ago. This year, it had 66 vendors, including some last-minute walk-ins.
“Everyone is happy and giving me a thumbs up every time I ask,” McCullar said.
Partners included Potrero Hills Landfill, Courtyard by Marriott, Mission Solano and KUIC 95.3 FM.
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