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High Cotton Yard Sale spans 65 miles

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CALHOUN COUNTY, GA (WALB) -It was hog heaven for yard sale enthusiasts Saturday. It  stretched some 65 miles from Camilla to Fort Gaines. While shoppers embarked on a long journey for bargains, some south Georgians enjoyed earning a little extra money selling their stuff.

Gale Walters and her family have sold items at the High Cotton Yard Sale since it started four years ago.

"It's been great and everybody's junk is someone's treasure," joked Walters.

People from Florida, Alabama, and all over Georgia drove in to see what people have to offer. Vice Chairman of the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners Richard West came up with the idea to boost tourism and highlight the region.

"It brings renewed energy and people look forward to it and have a great time," said West.

Thousands of families, and vendors from Calhoun, Clay, Mitchell and Baker Counties participated in the yard sale.

Billy Williams bought a table saw for $125 and a shovel.

"I didn't buy this many bargains last year," said Williams.

Among tools, were also clothes, antiques, BBQ, sweets, jewelry, jams. You name, they had it. People say sales have soared. They're already anticipating next year.

West says the participants and venders bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars to the area.

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