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100 mile yard sale kicks off Thursday in Southeast Missouri
By: Lauren Keith

The 100 Mile Yard Sale goes from Jackson to Kennett, all along Highway 25 from Thursday, May 24th through Sunday May 27th.  All along Highway 25 in Southeast Missouri you'll find tents, tables and more set up with all kinds of bargains.

Also, people in the various towns will often put up signs telling you about their yard sales held further in town.  So, this massive sale stretches into the towns, besides along Highway 25.  Chamber of Commerce Directors from Jackson and Dexter tell  Heartland News, their organizations sent out 1100 mailers throughout Missouri advertising the event. 

If you want to hold a yard sale of your own, the Chamber directors say the best thing to do is contact property owners directly who live along 25, and ask them if you can set up a table.  Several churches in Jackson are allowing people to rent out space for a nominal fee. 

Click on the link to the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and you'll see a full map of the sale, as well as tourist information.  The Dexter Chamber director, Janet Coleman, says many hotels are fully booked already in Dexter.  She says out-of-towners often lodge in Dexter because it's centrally located along the trail.  One day, shoppers will head from Dexter north to Jackson, checking out the sales.  Then the next day, they'll head from Dexter south to Kennett.

There is no cost to attend the yard sales.  The Missouri Department of Transportation posted warning signs along Highway 25 asking drivers be aware of frequently stopped-vehicles and congestion along 25 during this four-day event.  MO-DOT urges shoppers to obey normal traffic laws and "not shop while you're driving," as this can create fender-benders.

Experts say bring cash, as many holding yard sales will not accept personal checks. 

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