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Bargain hunters cut loose for 400 Mile Sale 0

Bargain hunters cut loose for 400 Mile Sale

Bargain hunters and window shoppers alike are eagerly anticipating the annual 400 Mile Sale, set for next week, along the length of the highway throughout Kentucky.

More than 69,000 people have viewed a poster on the “400 Mile Sale” Facebook page with more than 1,000 shares, according to organizers, who also boast of more than 400,000 hits on the event’s website since January with more than 16,000 unique visitors so far in May.

With shopper interest running high, both those with shops along the route and those planning garage and yard sales are encouraged to list their sale by going to 400mile.com[1] and clicking on “Register your Sale” to add their sale to the online list of sale locations.

Those who have items to sell but who don’t live along U.S. 68 can also go to 400mile.com[2] and click on “Set Up Locations” to find a site to set up their sale June 1-4.

Last year, shoppers came from 38 states and seven countries for the 400 Mile Sale shopping experience. This year, organizers said they are expecting more.

This year food is being added into the mix with 15 food signed up to offer menus and meals to travelers along the route. Among them will be Chief Barbara Goldman’s Babz Bistro in Maysville.

“The 400-mile sale has become a part of summer. I’ve enjoyed attending the event for several years now. Everyone is always so nice, and so excited, we couldn’t resist getting to participate on culinary level with the bargain hunting,” Goldman said.

“We will be set up in the back of 118 East Third Street, just at the end of the Simon Kenton Bridge (Maysville side),” she said.

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Mason County Sheriff Patrick Boggs is gearing up his department for the portion of the event which falls into his patrol responsibility.

Perhaps the biggest highway hazard the sale presents is drivers who, instead of pulling off the road, try to peruse sales from the highway, slowing down, increasing the danger of being rear-ended by drivers following them.

“It’s a busy highway all the way through Mason County,” Boggs said. “It (slowing down to look) can definitely be a hazard.”

Boggs urged drivers to be “extra aware,” and “please pull off” to check out the sales.

“Don’t look from the highway,” he said.

References

  1. ^ 400mile.com (400mile.com)
  2. ^ 400mile.com (400mile.com)
Bargain hunters cut loose for 400 Mile Sale 0

Bargain hunters cut loose for 400 Mile Sale

Bargain hunters and window shoppers alike are eagerly anticipating the annual 400 Mile Sale, set for next week, along the length of the highway throughout Kentucky.

More than 69,000 people have viewed a poster on the “400 Mile Sale” Facebook page with more than 1,000 shares, according to organizers, who also boast of more than 400,000 hits on the event’s website since January with more than 16,000 unique visitors so far in May.

With shopper interest running high, both those with shops along the route and those planning garage and yard sales are encouraged to list their sale by going to 400mile.com[1] and clicking on “Register your Sale” to add their sale to the online list of sale locations.

Those who have items to sell but who don’t live along U.S. 68 can also go to 400mile.com[2] and click on “Set Up Locations” to find a site to set up their sale June 1-4.

Last year, shoppers came from 38 states and seven countries for the 400 Mile Sale shopping experience. This year, organizers said they are expecting more.

This year food is being added into the mix with 15 food signed up to offer menus and meals to travelers along the route. Among them will be Chief Barbara Goldman’s Babz Bistro in Maysville.

“The 400-mile sale has become a part of summer. I’ve enjoyed attending the event for several years now. Everyone is always so nice, and so excited, we couldn’t resist getting to participate on culinary level with the bargain hunting,” Goldman said.

“We will be set up in the back of 118 East Third Street, just at the end of the Simon Kenton Bridge (Maysville side),” she said.

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Mason County Sheriff Patrick Boggs is gearing up his department for the portion of the event which falls into his patrol responsibility.

Perhaps the biggest highway hazard the sale presents is drivers who, instead of pulling off the road, try to peruse sales from the highway, slowing down, increasing the danger of being rear-ended by drivers following them.

“It’s a busy highway all the way through Mason County,” Boggs said. “It (slowing down to look) can definitely be a hazard.”

Boggs urged drivers to be “extra aware,” and “please pull off” to check out the sales.

“Don’t look from the highway,” he said.

References

  1. ^ 400mile.com (400mile.com)
  2. ^ 400mile.com (400mile.com)