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2017  flier.    In 2018, the sale will be on Saturday May 12 (Mother’s Day weekend.)


6th Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale in Ocean Grove. Asbury Avenue. 5/20/17./ Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

This is not the first time that the residential community, represented by Blogfinger, is seeking an organization in town to sponsor the Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale, a successful event, and to bring it to a higher level. It is always held on the Saturday of the Mother’s Day weekend.  This year will be the 7th Annual TWYS–on Saturday May 12, 2018.

Events run for  the community of residents are not that common in Ocean Grove.  This would be a fine gesture on the part of some group to recognize that attention should be paid to those who actually  live  here.

All the groups in town, including the Home Owners, OG United, and the Chamber have their own narrow agendas. Any of those groups would benefit in terms of PR and good will if they were to take on this popular happening.  The Chamber once said that they opposed the Town-wide sale because it was  “bad for business.”   Here’s a chance for them to reverse that dubious assessment .  The first one which volunteers gets the gig.

Or a group of civic minded Grovers could take it on under the banner of the Community of Residents  (OG).

If there is any group that wants to take a leadership position for the Town-Wide Yard Sale, please contact me at Blogfinger@verizon.net. I will continue doing the online list of participants and providing advertising online.  And we will give laudatory publicity to whoever takes over.

A leadership sponsor would deal with promoting the event, offering guidance to participants, advertising, fliers,  fund raising as needed, and any other innovative ideas that they might have.

ROBERT PRESTON  from the Broadway show the Music Man


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