Scotland yard sales to renew long-time community tradition on Saturday
For the 18th year, the village of Scotland will be bustling with yard sale activity Saturday.
The annual community yard sale event, sponsored by the Scotland United Methodist Church, will run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
There are more than a dozen yard sale locations included on a guide map that will be passed out at the Taylor Township Fire Station starting at 7:30 a.m., when a breakfast, sponsored by the Scotland UMC Church begins.
"There are usually more that have them and don't tell me," event coordinator Janet Merkel said. "There will be the typical yard sale stuff. There will be a little bit of everything."
The breakfast, that runs until about 9:30 a.m., will feature scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage, pancakes, juice, coffee and milk.
Cost is a freewill donation, according to Merkel.
The Scotland Full Gospel Church will serve sandwiches, desserts and drinks in its fellowship hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Scotland UMC Ladies Aid group will sponsor a bake sale in the shelterhouse at the park from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Randy Baker will have a chainsaw carving demonstration on the south side of town at the same location where 8-year-old Abby Hartsburg will have a lemonade stand set up. She'll also have home-baked cookies and baked goods for sale.
Another youngster, 6-year-old Matthew Evans, is exhibiting some entrepreneur spirit with his own bake sale that will feature a variety of cookies and other baked goods, thanks to some help from his mother.
"He's trying to raise some money for a vacation," Markel said with a laugh.
Both Hartsburg and Evans are members of the Jesus' Army youth group at the Scotland UMC.