BELPRE - The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its first community yard sale to raise funds to help younger generations in the community from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Howes Grove Park.
"We, at the chamber, had been talking about having a yard sale for several years and this year just decided to do it and see what happens," said Teresa Turner with the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce.
Numerous individuals and home-based businesses are participating while there are openings remain for others to join the big event.
Among organizations participating is the Belpre in Bloom program, which has asked members to collect and donate items.
"It's something fun we can do to raise money to help our efforts to beautify the city," said Leslie Pittenger, Belpre in Bloom organizer and city auditor.
Spaces remain available for $10 for a 12-by-12 foot area for the day. An additional $5 fee for haul away will be charged.
In an effort to raise funds to help younger generations in the community, the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will host a community yard sale.
The first-time event is expected to run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Howes Grove Park, an official said.
Spaces are still open with 12-foot by 12-foot spaces costing $10 for the day.
All proceeds will go toward youth-oriented programs the chamber is working on.
"We want to fill the park with this yard sale," Turner said.
Money raised during the community sale, through the renting of spaces and sale of certain items, will help provide funds for programs the chamber sponsors, Turner said.
"The money will go toward our scholarship funds, for us to be able to send some children to summer camp and, hopefully, the beginning of a youth leadership fund the chamber is working on," Turner said. "We have a lot of hopes for this yard sale."
While proceeds from the yard sale will go toward these programs, there is an alternative reason for the chamber to organize such an event.
"There are a lot of people who go around the area and even the state visiting yard sales and the chamber thought this might be a good way to draw people to Belpre," Turner said. "Hopefully people will come for the yard sale and see other things Belpre has to offer and stay a little longer."