(Photo from Fall of the James Newsletter)
My little sister is graduating from high school this June,* and I’ve already made a date to take her to this on Saturday morning:
The Big Yard Sale at Milhiser Gym on the University of Richmond campus is sponsored by the Sierra Club’s Falls of the James Group and by UR Green, the UR student environmental group. The sale is open to the public Saturday morning, May 15, beginning at 8 a.m. Parking is available across from the new soccer stadium and south of the Robins Center.
The Sierra Club annually collects cast-offs and donations from students, faculty, and community at the end of the semester, and offers it all for sale in UR’s gym. While there are all varieties of items, the biggest two categories are dorm/college apartment-style furnishings and accessories, and college girl apparel. If you know someone starting college or needing to furnish their first place, I suggest showing up early before all the good stuff is gone. If you’re interested in the latter (women’s clothes), I think going late is a better strategy, when prices are more flexible.** Be prepared to dig through piles and bins.
*Anyone else going to be a freshman at Christopher Newport this fall?
**Last year in the first hour after it opened, I was quoted $3 for a pair of jeans. Which isn’t outrageous, but isn’t yard sale pricing to me, either.