Hanover Community Chamber plans yard sales

SILVER CREEK — The Hanover Community Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring the Silver Creek Village-Wide Yard Sales as 2017 marks the 25th year — the Silver Anniversary for Silver Creek. The date will be Saturday, Aug. 5, for any resident in the 14136 zip code area. The regular sales will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Reduced prices will be offered during the “Bunches of Bargains” and will take place from 3:01 p.m. until 5 p.m. Those homes participating in the “Bunches of Bargains” will be designated on the yard sale maps and will be offering reduced prices.

Registration forms are available now. Registration is $10. Participants holding yard sales are asked to sign up in person at Silver Creek Optical, 41 Main St.. Registering in person will allow for the proper placement of each home on the yard sale map.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 2. Register early, the maps will be printed on Aug. 3. The goal is 125 sales for the 25th silver anniversary. All registration fees are used for printing of the map and advertising. Advertising will be placed in the OBSERVER, the NY-PA Collector, Gowanda, Angola, Lakeshore, Fredonia and Jamestown Pennysavers. In addition to the print advertising, 500 posters and 3,000 palm cards will be placed at auctions, flea markets, antique stores and other village-wide yard sales. Net proceeds will be used for community enhancement and a scholarship for one Silver Creek and one Forestville graduate college-bound business student.

Yard sales held within the village of Silver Creek are required to have a permit. The Chamber of Commerce has a blanket permit for Aug. 5, covering any village resident registering with the Chamber. Participants will receive a “grape” poster with their map number to be displayed in a prominent location the day of the sale.

Terrific bargains wait the discriminating shopper at numerous sales in and outside the village. The Chamber strongly encourages shoppers to purchase the maps to locate these many, many sales. Yard sale maps will be available for a nominal fee on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 9 a.m. sharp at the park gazebo or 29 Oak St. to assist shoppers in finding the participating homes. With every map purchase, the buyer will be entered to win $25 Chamber gift certificates and receive discount coupons for local business members. The lucky winners will be drawn at 5 p.m. the day of the sale.

For more information, contact Sue Briggs, Destinations Plus at 934-9522 or 934-7334.