On Saturday, June 24, we attended The Great Granville Garage Sale, which benefits the Licking County Coalition for Housing. On the way, our first stop was at the Raccoon International Golf Club grounds, where Sister Salvage & Soles had plenty of items available for purchase under their canopy and tent and spread nicely along the lawn near the parking lot upon arrival. We picked up two fencing swords and a fencing helmet for a fair price after friendly negotiations. We enjoyed talking with one of the owners, who has an infectious excitement for all things salvage. Afterward, we quickly strolled through the Granville Farmers’ Market, which appeared vast, but we were in a hurry to get to “The Great Granville Garage Sale”.
Centenary United Methodist Church was our first stop in the GGGS lineup. It was quite the treasure chest of a room full of unique items and one cannot find a better deal when no prices are marked and the “donations only” motto is set. All of the money at this fundraiser was going toward supporting their youth group on a mission trip. We found a plethora of wonderful items like glassware, books, a bowling ball, jewelry, and Holiday items; we look forward to stopping here again next year! Just across the street on the lawn of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, we found loads of fantastic deals on fine china and 1950’s Melmac sets at the Licking County Coalition for Housing canopy tent. How cool was it that everything we purchased there went directly to LCCH?! Of course, we stopped at Alfie’s Granville for a delicious lunch alfresco in their pleasant courtyard. We ordered Mr. Tea and The Alex sandwiches, beat salad with fetta, parsley, and pecans, rosemary lemonade, and a Blondie for dessert. Directly after lunch, we took a stroll through the garage sales in the neighborhood and if the sellers had LCCH jars at their tables, the profits went to LCCH.
At this point, our car was fully loaded with our “new to us” items, we were not able to make it to Raccoon Valley Park and some other locations on the GGGS map. However, we did stop in at the Sister Salvage & Soles shop on our drive heading out of Granville. Antiques and shoes abound in this airy shop located with doors raised up allowing one to feel like time is being spent simply hanging on the porch getting to peruse old stuff. The atmosphere and friendly owners provide for a delightful atmosphere. What a great time on a Saturday afternoon in Granville, Ohio!