Historic Hwy. 80 yard sale returns

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The historic U.S. 80 sale is Friday and Saturday and is sure to have something for everyone.

From Georgia to Texas, the biggest “hi-way” sale is coming through Minden. Mary McKinney, owner of Finders Keepers Antiques on Shreveport Road (Highway 80), says it’s been going on a long time.

“Georgia, Alabama and Texas is really big into it,” she said, “but Mississippi and Louisiana hasn’t been until the last couple of years. Now it just kind of goes from Ruston to Bossier in Louisiana, but we get a lot of people out of Texas.”

McKinney says it is similar to Main to Main where anyone can set up along Highway 80 and sell their wares. If anyone wants to set up outside in front of a shop, then they must obtain the owner’s permission first, she added.

“Our shops started doing it here,” she said. “If we have parking space available they can set up, but they have to call the shop or get registered on the Facebook page.”
McKinney says her shop does pretty well on this weekend, and this is her third year participating.

“It’s just now really getting cranked up,” she said.

So far, those registered include Antiques and Art on Main, located at 700 Main Street, Bobbie’s Hobbies, located at 205 Dixie Street, Possibilities Resale and Antique Shop, located at 127 Pearl Street, Finders Keepers Consignment, located at 723 Shreveport Road, H&M Antiques and Collectibles, located at 800 Shreveport Road, Heavenly Treasures Antiques Mall, located at 103 Main Street and Mamie Bells Flea Market located at 101 N. Main Street.

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