Second annual Longest Yard Sale runs May 6-7

BROWNSVILLE — The Military Highway/U.S. 281 Texas Longest Yard Sale is back for a second year and scheduled for May 6-7.

Yolanda Almaguer, the event’s founder and owner of Repeat Boutique in Brownsville, said she’s expecting an even bigger response than last year judging by the volume of people contacting her for information.

“I already see that there’s more participation,” she said. “Our Facebook page has been exploding and my phone has been ringing a lot, and I’ve been getting a lot of text messages.”

Last year’s event ran along U.S. 281 from Brownsville all the way to San Manuel-Linn north of Edinburg, Almaguer said. Again this year, she’s inviting homeowners, churches, businesses and civic organizations along the route to set up shop themselves and make a few bucks, or rent out space to others interested in selling.

A&V Lopez Supermarket and ECG Business Services on U.S. 281 in Brownsville have spaces for rent. Other space — some of it free — is available in communities such as El Ranchito, El Zacatal and Relampago. Go to the event’s Facebook page for complete information on locations and cost.

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