In Photos: Gainesville’s Regional Airport hosts “Greatest Garage Sale”


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.”

Danielle Southwell runs the table for March of Dimes at Gainesville’s Greatest Garage Sale. She signs up family teams for an event on April 1st. Most of the money from the Garage Sale is going to the March of Dimes. (Photo by Tangela Morris)


Sandy Hosch runs her booth at the garage sale. She sells her specialty, mesh Christmas wreaths. Her wreaths take on many themes, including the Florida Gators and Pokémon. Buyers can also get them customized. (Photo by Tangela Morris)


Laurie Scott’reyes hangs up some of the clothing she’s selling at the garage sale. She said she was “just doing some late spring cleaning.” (Photo by Tangela Morris)


Jon Waldmen, a production manager for CBS4, helps a shopper put her finds into her shopping bag. He said he was “selling bags for March of Dimes.” The bags were $1 and counted as donations towards March of Dimes. (Photo by Tangela Morris)


Michael A. Perry sells his commemorative Coca-Cola bottles at the garage sale. Perry was “selling off the duplicates.” He has a warehouse with over 10,000 unopened Coca-Cola bottles. The one’s being sold are just extra’s from the same year. (Photo by Tangela Morris)


Joshua Osteen looks at some guitars at the garage sale. There were a variety of guitar brands, including Jay Turser. “This is my second year coming,” he said. (Photo by Tangela Morris)


Specialty Gator wreaths made by Sandy Hosch. (Photo by Tangela Morris)


Guitars that were being sold at the garage sale. (Photo by Tangela Morris)

About Tangela Morris

Tangela is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

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