The club is encouraging participation from every county Highway 136 passes through, and according to ACC member Jim Pope, there is a large set up for the event in Resaca.
“Anybody is welcome to come here and set up here,” said Barbara Crawford, Day Manager at Ralston’s Corner in Ranger, Ga.
In addition to a yard sale, Pope says the club hopes to encourage participants in the yard sale to visit historic sites as they travel along the highway.
The EACC hopes for good weather, but does not have a contingency plan in the event of inclement weather.
“We are not going to put it on the following week,” said Pope. “Several people are inside at the headquarters, our community center building.”
The EACC Walker County club will allow participants to set up at the Armuchee Valley Community Center (AVCC), along highway 136, and will charge $10 for one days set up and $20 for a three day set up.
While this is the first Highway 156 yard sale, Pope hopes the event will grow into an annual festival honoring the Cherokee Native Americans.
“At our club we hope to expand [the yard sale] in the years to come into a bigger festival having other things. The word “Armuchee” comes from the Cherokee language to mean ‘Land of the beautiful flower.’ We hope to get Cherokee’s connected in the future,” said Pope. “So if we can get the Cherokee involved in our yard sale, and then try to work in crafts, and music, that would be our festival in the future,” he said.
Additionally, the EACC will plant a Cherokee Rose bush at the site of the AVCC, because of its significance with the Cherokee people and being the Georgia State Flower, said Pope.
The EACC became a club in 2009 as a way to bring the community closer together, said Pope.
“The community club just recently organized and we are operating as a community now more than we have ever done before. We have never had anything to pull us together,” said Pope.
To learn more about the yard sale, contact Jim Pope at 706-397-2202 or at email@example.com.