Friday, August 29, 2014
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Green Valley residents sell their wares

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Shoppers browse items for sale at Margaret Meraz's home along Antiquity Drive in Fairfield during the 15th annual community garage sale, Saturday. More than 120 homes in eight subdivisions in the lower Green Valley area participated in the garage sale. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

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From page A4 | June 08, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Most of the bargain-hunters had made their rounds by Saturday afternoon as the Green Valley Community Garage Sale wrapped up another busy year.

“So many people, they were just coming in droves, you can tell people are professionals,” said Lakeshore Drive resident Jamila Murray.

Murray had joined about 80 other residents in the 15th annual sale, which started early and lured people from as far as Santa Rosa.

“There were people . . . that opened up at 5 (a.m.),” she said.

The Fairfield mother, who was raising money for her son’s sixth-grade graduation party, had stocked her garage with printers, kitchen supplies and clothing. Her mother even came from Vallejo to add some of her unwanted designer clothes to the rack. Most of it was gone by 2 p.m.

“I’ll definitely do it again next year,” Murray said.

Next-door neighbor Taj Cox welcomed visitors to peruse the leftover items in her driveway that included an old gum ball machine and an old-fashioned telephone.

“We had people all day long, nonstop,” she said.

Cox had participated in the sale last year and said the size helped draw more spenders to the area.

“The more people you get involved, the more people . . . buy stuff,” she said.

Cox had no problem selling some used children’s clothing, toys and shoes.

“We were packed,” she said. “I probably sold maybe half.”

Even though other nearby neighborhoods such as Vintage Estates and Legacy Collection were involved in the sale, Cox said she stayed at home rather than shop.

“I was making money today and didn’t want to spend any,” she said.

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Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.
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  • Meg RothJune 08, 2014 - 6:10 pm

    Someone in the organization came up with the idea of setting up street vendors on Pavilion Drive during this including selling wares and food. I am very upset about this as are others in my development.

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