‘Big Grab’ gaining momentum

There is definitely excitement in the air with the coming of “The Big Grab,”  the is the 25-mile yard sale sponsored by the Fairfield and Blythewood Chamber of Commerce and the towns of Blythewood, Ridgeway and Winnsboro Sept. 7-8. Many residents have begun teaming up family and friends to make a big yard sale along the route.

There are sure to be creative signs to draw the shoppers to stop and see what great treasures they may have.

In order to make it easier for the residents, the committee has decided to not have a yard sale sign up or give out signs.

The committee is working hard to secure locations for individuals to set up their booths should they need one.

Should an individual or business have available space along the yard sale route, it would be appreciated if they are willing to let residents set up on their property. They can contact the appropriate contact and let them know.

The route is divided into three groups with contacts for each.

Blythewood –

Between Exit 24 off I-77 to the Fairfield County Line on Hwy. 21.

Contacts are:  Jean Bell (803-394-2174) and Martha Jones (803-261-2074).

Ridgeway –

Hwy. 21 at the Fairfield County Line through Ridgeway turning left beside First Citizens Bank and following Hwy. 34 to I-77.

Contact is:  Cotton Yard Market (803-337-2023).

Winnsboro –

Hwy. 34 at I-77 to Hwy. 321 through downtown Winnsboro to Hwy. 200 turning left to Hwy. 321 and then left back to Hwy. 34.

Contact is:  Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce (803-635-4242).

In an effort to help defray the cost, this is an excellent opportunity for our businesses to show their support. For a nominal fee of only $25, a business can make a contribution to their appropriate Chamber of Commerce (Blythewood or Fairfield County).

They will be given a “Big Grab Sponsor” Sign and listed in print at the time of the event.

This event should bring many visitors into our community and show off our great towns.