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Community Yard Sale - U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea - 7 July 2012

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U.S. Army photos by Rakendra Moore

 

Community Yard Sale draws bargain hunters

 

By Rakendra Moore

USAG Humphreys Public Affairs

 

CAMP HUMPHREYS – In the military, the summer season is the time when most Families usually move to another duty station on a permanent change of station, or PCS.

 

To help those folks lighten their load a bit, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Outdoor Rec offers Community Yard Sales, held in the Commissary parking lot. At the most recent yard sale, July 7, a number of items were available, including adult and children’s clothes, toys, movies, and more.

 

“It’s exciting for us to see people doing what they want to do,” said Lawrence Flowers, a program manager for Outdoor Rec. “It is great for us because we get first dibs,” he added, joking.

 

“It is for the community, and for people who are PCSing and want to sell (their) items,” added Kim, Se-yong, a recreation specialist for Outdoor Rec.

 

Although the primary focus of the event is to help those about to PCS, there are others who have reasons for joining the activity.

 

“We are just having a yard sale to sell a couple of our things and take donations for a family friend, who passed away two days ago,” said Sgt. Adam Vanderkin, assigned to Company B, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion.

 

Shopper Shawna Cox said, “It’s a good time for the community to get together and help each other out.”

 

The next yard sale is scheduled for Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $10 for a spot and table and $10 for an awning. For those within a 60-day window of PCSing (with orders), the cost is $5 for a spot and table. For more information, call 753-3013.

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Taken on July 7, 2012