The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 5, 2013

Neosho Citywide Garage Sale attracts brisk business

By Roger McKinney

NEOSHO, Mo. — Traffic was heavy Friday morning on Oak Ridge Drive as day one of the two-day Neosho Citywide Garage Sale got under way.

The street had been designated one-way for the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event. This is the 25th anniversary of the sale.

Karen Martin made the 10-hour drive from Baytown, Texas, 20 miles east of Houston. She said she had learned of the sale because family in Joplin had posted information about it on Facebook. It was around 9 a.m. and she had yet to find any bargains.

“We’re just getting started,” she said.

The citywide sale continues on Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m.