Gainesville’s “Greatest Garage Sale” came back for another year at the Gainesville Regional Airport Saturday. Many people came out to sell their wares, attracting a large number of bargain hunters.
CBS4, NBC9 and Gainesville Regional Airport hosted the sale to raise money for the March of Dimes. March of Dimes is a charity that focuses on ending infant mortality, birth defects in newborns and premature birth.
Sellers paid a rental fee of $20 to set up a shop. The fees were donated to the March of Dimes.
Among the vendors was Michael A. Perry, who collects Coca-Cola commemorative bottles and memorabilia.
“I have over 10,000 bottles in a warehouse, he said. “I’m just selling off some duplicates.”
Leslie Tharp, a 33-year-old Gainesville resident, spends her time transforming scraps of metal into works of art. When Tharp isn’t working on commissioned projects for businesses, the city of Gainesville and individuals, she’s teaching classes and leading workshops on blacksmithing.