Bargains At The Bessie - A Community Yard Sale

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A community yard sale will be held on Saturday, May 31 on the lawn  of  the  Bessie
Smith Cultural Center from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.. The public can shop for bargains
on various items. Residents can also  reserve  an  outdoor  space for  $50  and  make
some money by cleaning out their closets and garages and selling their goods. The
$50 fee is non-refundable and will reserve a 10×10 space plus a table.

The fee for food
and/or drink vendors (anything edible) is $125 and a table is not included with this fee.
For space rental information, contact Tamekia Lyons  or  Pat Lott,  at   (423) 266-8658  
or info@bessiesmithcc.org by May 23.

Still  Waters  Youth  Sinfo-Nia  of  Metropolitan  Atlanta, will return to the Bessie Smith
Cultural  Center  to  perform  during  our  inaugural   community  yard sale. "Sinfo-Nia’s
fundamental  purpose  is  to  give  talented,  young  artists an opportunity to perform a
variety  of  multicultural  productions,  become  more proficient musicians, travel, meet
other  young  artisans,  prepare  to  earn college scholarships, and consider careers in
the music/dance industry," officials said.   Also performing during the yard sale will be the Jazzanooga Youth Music Academy.

The event is free to attend and open to the public.


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