You heard it right, Gretna, Louisiana is having their annual Citywide Yard Sale, coming Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. coinciding with the Gretna Farmer’s Market and Gretna Art Walk.
“The public is invited to shop at 100 residential and business locations that will be offering antiques, household items, clothing, collectibles and treasures,” Cecelia Hopkins, event coordinator said. But it won’t be all fun and games. The event coordinator lays out a strict set of rules for all participants including an application fee to insure the event remains focused on the intention of reselling of household goods and typical “yard sale” items.
Plenty of space for non-residents, crafts, & collectible vendors as well between 6th & 7th Streets on Huey P Long Avenue in Historic Downtown Gretna.
Hopkins is spending her days collecting information needed to produce a full pledged marketing campaign to ensure the event’s success.
The application deadline, pending available space, is Friday, October 2,2015.
The city Gretna is on the west bank of the Mississippi River, just east and across the river from uptown New Orleans, once refused to take in refugees from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (late August 2005). People who attempted to escape from New Orleans by walking over the Crescent City bridge over the Mississippi River were turned back at gunpoint by City of Gretna Police, who set up a roadblock on the bridge in the days following the hurricane. We’ll, Gretna, if you still don’t have a heart you may have luck in finding a crafted one during your next City Wide Yard Sale.