The 6th Annual Crown Hill Garage Sale signups have opened. This year’s sale will be on Saturday, July 28th, from 9AM to 3 PM.
It’s not too early to be thinking about what you’ll be selling. You’ve probably been tripping over it for months now. Remember what’s junk to you is likely going to be someone else’s treasure!
Last year we had more than 65 participating households, and folks moved a lot of stuff out of their houses and garages on to new owners. It was a great opportunity to talk to neighbors, to cruise other sales, and maybe score a couple of prize finds.
As always, we encourage young entrepreneurs (of all ages) to set up lemonade and cookie stands.
UPDATE: Our web sign-up form was not working over the weekend. If you submitted a sale and it has not shown up within 24 hours on the map, please resubmit or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your address, whether there will be lemonade or other refreshments available, and a description of the items. You can also leave a voicemail message for Dennis at (206) 706-7663. Thanks for your patience.
One of the larger housing developments in Crown Hill is Olympic Manor, an association of 350 homes. The annual garage sale in the Manor will take place on Sept 10 and 11. Most of the action is on Saturday so get there from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for best selection. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. come back for the last minute bargains. Typically 40-60 homes participate. The Manor extends from NW 85th Street to NW 94th St and from 24th Ave NW to 20th Ave NW.
We had great turnouts for both the Crown Hill Garage Sale on July 23rd and Night Out Seattle on August 2nd this year!
The 5th Annual Crown Hill Neighbors Garage Sale on July 23rd had 67 advance sign-ups this year. There were actually more sales and free sales. I made it to 46 of the sales. My favorite sale this year was the 8 year old boy who decided to have a sale when a couple of his neighbors started putting their wares out. He was trying to raise $40 to help his sister replace her stolen bike. I checked back a week later and he made his goal! There was great food to be had including Mt Fuji hot dogs, “possibly the best chocolate chip cookies in Crown Hill,” lemonade, and goodies galore (those lemon bars were really, really good). Of the 67 listings we had, 5 wouldn’t fit on our map, but we made them honorary Crown Hillers for the day. Traffic slowed to a crawl on many streets with multiple sales as cruisers walked from sale to sale. The folks on 16th between 87th and 89th deserve a special mention — they sure know how to have a multi-family garage sale — every one had a mix of great merchandise at bargain prices — and everybody was having fun talking to each other. Thanks all and if you have comments, please get back to us at email@example.com
We had over a dozen block parties that I am aware of. In my immediate neighborhood there were 4 parties blocking the streets, and there were a number of folk who walked to adjoining parties to share in the camaraderie and festivities. Children were seen zipping up and down the street on bikes, scooters, and foot as they enjoyed the freedom from vehicle traffic for an evening. Dogs were welcome at several of the parties (and at one, the whole group of herding dogs took noisy exception in unison to a child’s attempt to jump on a pogo stick). As always, the food was fabulous, and as is the case in potlucks, there was more than enough to go around. We’ve had a rough summer with crime, and it was great to see folk getting to know each other. MyBallard had an article featuring various parties around Ballard, and Crown Hill scored two pictures including the one at right! Next year, we’ve got to invite Engine 35 to come visiting!
UPDATE:July 24th. The garage sale is over. Thanks to all for participating, both sale hosts and cruisers. Next year’s sale will be held July 28th, 2012.
The Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale has 67 participating households this year. Quite a few are multi-family sales. We encourage everyone to cruise the sales. There is lots of food (especially on 16th around 89th, 14th between 95th and 100th, and any place marked on the map with a yellow pin), the weather looks great and there is lots of great merchandise at bargain prices.
Download the map (PDF) or view the map on your computer or mobile device or pick up a printed map at 9250 14th Ave NW (Crown Hill Center) or 8714 18th Ave NW. Printed maps will NOT be available until 9 AM.