Don’t you miss the Yart Sale? We do!
And we’re bringing it back!
Mark your calendars now for Saturday April 9th, from 8am to 1pm, at the New York Elementary gymnasium. In person! With people! Very exciting.
Some things will be the same.
From you, we’ll need:
DONATIONS: Have you been cleaning out your spaces during this mostly staying at home time? Well, we want your stuff! Please bring your unique and useful gently used items to donate to our sale. We’ll set up for the sale on Friday evening, that’s Friday April 8th, from 5-9pm. You can bring whatever you have to donate then. We’ll take just about anything – clothes, kitchenware, books, toys, housewares, small furniture, etc. No toilets. Can’t do much with a toilet, though we did sell a bathtub one time…
ARTISTS: Do you make stuff? Do you sell the stuff you make? We’d love to have you be a vendor at our sale. You’re the Art part of Yart! Here’s how that works – come to the set up time on Friday night and stake out your space. Bring a table or whatever display stuff you use. We will be able to provide chairs. Then, the sale starts at 8am on Saturday, and ends at 1pm. You don’t have to stay the whole time if you can’t. Sokay. Just at the end of your time there, donate 10% of your sales to ELNA. That’s it. Very low pressure. Please email Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you’d like to sell.
VOLUNTEERS: We’ll need help setting up on Friday. And we’ll need help personing the check out table, and cleaning up and loading up trucks to haul stuff away on Saturday. Aaron Truck Crew King may need some more muscles and trucks for that last task. If you’d like to volunteer, email us!MUSICIANS: Do you play music? Wanna play for us? That’d be cool. Email us!
SHOPPERS: Absolutely the most important part is shoppers! Please plan to come and shop the sale. We’ll have yard sale items donated and any number of things from local artists – photographs, post cards, yarn crafts, tie dye, jewelry, ceramics, etc. We’ll bring our ELNA merch for sale also. Cash is preferred, but we can take cards as well.
Some things will be different.
Though we’re hoping the Yart Sale will fall in a COVID lull and we can enjoy ourselves with minimal anxiety, of course we want to practice good virus safety. Because we’ve moved Yart deeper into April (we usually have it at the end of March) chances are the weather will be warm and we can leave the gym doors open for air flow. We’ll get some fans going too. We will follow USD 497 guidelines (because we’re in their gym!) and if folks are wearing masks in schools at the time, we will require mask wearing at our event too. If we have food, we’ll ask that folks eat away from everyone else. We want our neighborhood musicians to be comfortable, so we will allow them to sing maskless if they want to.
ALSO, we’re working to have free COVID shots and testing at the event. That about covers it.
Wash your hands. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Stay home if you’re sick. Get shots!
Stay safe and we’ll see you soon!
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