Every June, the number “120” takes on a new meaning when State Route 120 is mentioned. That’s when 120 miles of garage sales are set up.
This year’s Historic Old Territorial Road 120 Mile Yard, Barn and Garage Sale kicked off Tuesday and continues through Sunday, when half-price day will be offered by many sellers.
Last year’s event was bigger than the inaugural year in 2006, and organizers Dave and Sue Blessing expect an even bigger turnout this year as the sale grows in popularity. As they put it, expect more sales per gallon as you head either east or west on the old Territorial Road between Sylvania, Ohio, and Elkhart, Ind.
Sellers who aren’t located directly on the road but are close by are encouraged to post signs pointing to their sale.
Sellers are also encouraged to place their sale back from the edge of the road to discourage people from parking on Territorial Road. With the 55 mph speed limit and not much berm, the Blessings urge sellers not to be shy about asking shoppers to park in the driveway.
For more information, call the Blessings at 419/452-7438 or write to them at [email protected]