Over 100 sales fill the maps for the Fall Community Garage Sale Days, September 23-25 in Rock Falls and Sterling. This event is a local favorite and attracts visitors to our community. Map are available for FREE download on the Rock Falls Chamber’s website and in a limited quantity at their office. Many businesses also offer special shopping, deals on food or rest stops, or host garage sales to raise funds for charity.
“This event is a local and regional phenomenon,” says Bethany Bland, President/CEO. “People are attracted to bargains and we begin getting calls for the sale dates over six months ahead of time. People take time off of work, traveling to our area, gather friends and family, and make plans to be a part of the event. This event generates a lot of activity in our community.”
“The garage sales are not only good for people buying and selling, but local businesses also reap great rewards,” says Bland. “Shoppers fill up their gas tanks and grab a bite to eat right here in our town. Several businesses have reported needing extra staff during the Garage Sale Days.
Once the sales are over, sellers have a pocket full of cash. They are inclined to order a pizza after a hard day’s work. They also have extra cash to spend on home projects, school supplies, or new furniture.”
For regular updates, printable maps, and more, visit www.rockfallschamber.com/garagesales .