With the holidays over, some wallets may be a bit thin making January a good time for bargain shopping.
The Oxford Indoor Yard Sale returns this Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center.
Admission is $2 for adults and children 12 and under are admitted for free. The event is held rain or shine. The Oxford Conference Center is located at 102 Ed Perry Blvd. off of Sisk Avenue.
Shoppers can browse some 45 booths featuring a wide array of items including children and adult clothes, toys, books, electronics, home furniture and furnishings, small appliances, hundreds of vinyl records and much more.
Oxford Conference Center event manager, Micah Quinn, said the event is celebrating its 10th anniversary this Saturday and has grown each year.
“Everybody loves a good bargain and this event provides that as well as a chance for people to clean out their closets and get rid of some things they no longer need,” she said. “Last year we had 900 people come through the doors. It’s just a great way to get out and beat the winter blahs.”
Applications for booths are offered in early September each year and usually sell out by early November. After 10 years, many booth owners have become regulars.
“We love doing the Indoor Garage Sale,” said Oxford resident Marge McCauley. “It allows us to get rid of things that we don’t need anymore but someone else can use and we get to see lots of friends there. We really appreciate all the folks at the Conference Center that make it all possible.”
Paul Ogren said he also enjoys the social aspects of the event.
“It’s a clean, comfortable setting, well organized with a large crowd of willing buyers,” he said. “You can see neighbors and friends in a relaxed atmosphere.”
For booth vendors, any unsold items don’t have to be packed up and taken back home. All unsold items are donated to Holding Hands Resale Shop.
More information on the Indoor Yard Sale is available by contacting the Oxford Conference Center at 662-232-2367.
Courtesy of the Oxford Conference Center