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South Georgians get ready for 52-mile garage sale

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TERRELL COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

A south Georgia highway will turn into a bargain hunter's paradise tomorrow.  

The Highway 82 Spring Clean Garage Sale will stretch from Sasser to Georgetown.

This is the fifth year for the 52-mile long sale, and it's an event that many South Georgians look forward to.

"Oh l love it. This is my second year participating. In other years I've been out traveling going to the different booths, and vendors but I love it. You get to meet people. You get to see people out here in the community that you don't see on an everyday basis,"says Martha Ann Coe, a Terrell County resident.

This hand-made jewelry box is one of the many items that will be for sale on Saturday.

The garage sale starts in Sasser and stretches to Georgetown. That's 52 miles where people can find all kinds of stands set up with different items.

"Its a great way especially with graduation time coming up and seniors going off to college. If they need to find things for their college apartments or dorm rooms. Its a great opportunity for them to find that," says Gina Webb, Executive Director of the Terrell Chamber of Commerce.

Webb says this event is more than just a garage sale. They'll be other festivities going on along the way including the tour of homes in Dawson.

It also has a large economic impact on business and restaurants including San Joe's.

"Sometimes its their first time coming here, or if they like the food they'll come back and tell us that they came that day or they're passing through and they will stop by and eat here," says Juan Alvarez at San Joe's Mexican Grill.

The big sale will kick off at 8 a.m.

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