Sisters Jayme Hadley and Ivy Hadley, both Northview students, smiled as they picked through the wet clothing and household goods on the lot of House of Hope, U.S. 40, Monday as it sprinkled. Nearby, their dad, Jerry Hadley and the family dog, Uno, found many useful things to take home. And, all the leftover yard sale items were free for the taking.
"We're finding a bunch of baby stuff for our sister, Nicole," Jayme said, adding that the new addition to the family is expected on Valentine's Day.
Slowly, a couple of bargain hunters arrived to also sift through various items spread over the parking lot. Clothing, books, toys, kitchen utensils, dishes and exercise equipment were displayed after the fundraiser as the rain trickled upon them. Nonetheless, this was a yard sale enthusiast's dream.
Resident at the facility, Brent Pratt, Kentucky, said business for the fundraiser was good.
"The community came out and really supported us," Pratt said.
Assistant director Pete Latrenta agrees. The drug addiction center asked for community donations to hold the sale and got more than they expected. They had planned to hold the sale on Saturday, but after placing the items out Thursday night, they found eager shoppers arriving early Friday.
Holding up a utility bill for about $1,000, Latrenta said the proceeds from the sale will keep the center in business. They also received many donations during the sale.
"It was a lot more than I thought," he said, smiling. "Right now we're giving the leftovers from the fundraiser away, because it all got wet."