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Bargain shoppers unite

Sara McManamy-Johnson • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:21 PM

Shoppers united Saturday for Watertown’s 25th annual Fall Mile-Long Yard Sale.

Items ranging from specialty pens to glassware to homemade jams lined Main Street, and shoppers milled, browsed and bought.

“We have so many people that we chatted with that this was there first time to town – and they live in Lebanon or Mt. Juliet or Murfreesboro,” said Jim Amero, the event organizer. “I’d like to see that continue when there’s nothing going on.”

The official Mile-Long Yard Sale only encompassed a two-mile stretch on Main Street, but homeowners and vendors along Highway 70 took advantage of the occasion to set up their wares, turning the whole city into a veritable bargain-hunter’s Mecca.

Despite the bustling business – Amero said there was a continuous flow of customers – the number of visitors was down slightly.

“I think we were down a little bit with so many things going on,” said Amero.

Multiple large events were happening throughout Wilson County Saturday.

Despite that, though, Amero said Main Street businesses saw a boost during the event.

“All the shops did decent; the restaurants did decent, even with all the food vendors…My new vendors, the people that did the Wilson County Fair this year, were very pleased with the turnout. They want to participate in the spring yard sale,” said Amero.

The next Mile-Long Yard Sale will be held April 26 in Watertown.

For scenes from Saturday's event, click here.

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