Storms roll through during last day of Highway 127 Yard Sale
They say 'one man's trash is another man's treasure, and that’s truer nowhere than at the Highway 127 yard sale.
This year, buyers had 700 miles of treasure to sort through across 6 states, including several hot spots in the Tennessee Valley.
As storms rolled over Signal Mountain Sunday morning, vendors like Darwin Keener were ready to roll out.
"That's why we have the tent, so we can still be open, so people can still come and shop,” he said. “If the people are here shopping we'll stay open."
Elmer Earls says vendors were lucky the storms were short-lived and over by the time buyers showed up.
"On Sunday it only starts getting a little busy around 10 or 11 o'clock,” Earls said.
Earls and Keener both set up shop on Signal Mountain, which helped them avoid getting flooded out, like other vendors further down.
"We've had a lot of that washed out around us,” Earls said. “But here on the mountain, we can have rain come through, clear off."
Their luck didn't end there. Keener says since it was the last day of the yard sale, they didn't miss out on too much business.
"People, if this is the first day out they'll continue to shop, but if it's their third day and they have a full car of stuff they'll say 'ah let's just go home, I don't want to deal with the rain,’” he said.
This year the Highway 127 Yard Sale lasted through August 4th. It will be back next year in Tennessee and throughout the country.