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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