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100-mile garage sale draws visitors, vendors to Route 34 through Sandwich

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:44 a.m. CDT

SANDWICH – The organizers of the 100-plus mile garage sale known as More On 34 are looking for more vendors.

If vendors register by Thursday, they will appear on an event map for the garage sale, said Alethia Hummel, marketing director for the Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce.

The sale is scheduled for June 14 and 15 in communities along Route 34, from Galesburg to Aurora.

“We get visitors from all over the state to come to the garage sale down on Route 34,” Hummel said. “I call it picker’s paradise.”

Hummel said Somonauk and Sandwich area residents can contact her if they are interested in participating in the garage sale. She said more than 400 people came to the area last year because of the sale.

“Every year there’s more and more sales added on,” Hummel said. “People know that weekend; the traffic is pretty crazy.”

Hummel said Sandwich and Somonauk will have a variety of community sales, not just in areas located along Route 34. In Sandwich, there will be sales at the Timber Creek Inn and Suites and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post, Hummel said.

More On 34’s website lists different events occurring within the communities at the same time as the garage sale. The Blues on the Fox festival will be held in Aurora, while the United Methodist Church in Earlville will host a dinner.

“If people want to do some research, they can look at the places they want to hit on the website,” Hummel said.

Hummel said maps detailing the sales will be available from the Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce. They also will available at the Citgo gas station at 150 E. Market St., Somonauk, and the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. in Sandwich.

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