I hate to say this but our yard sale fund raiser didn't. Raise funds, I mean. I have to admit that I didn't listen to people very well when they warned me about being too early in the season. Add to that a whole cascade of logistical and preparation problems, and we have the recipe for a life learning lesson.
I admit I was disappointed briefly. Having to cancel the sale/show just because we didn't have enough to sell, and our "vendors" didn't show is almost enough to damp my spirits.
But throwing in the towel on this is a mistake. I think more effort and planning will make a second try come off more successfully.
Points I've learned:
1. Make everyone's job extremely clear.
2. We need more advertising.
3. I need to aggressively pursue more stuff to sell.
4. (not in my control) A warm sunny day will help too.
That being said. I'm of the opinion that we can do this in three weeks, and make it work.
To make it work we'll need a sandwich board sign, some helium balloons, a couple of smaller signs to point the way to the site. I want advertising in the Frontiersman and the ADN as well as our usual LBGT sources. We need to get at least four tables lined up. I need to arrange for the cash box and money for change. MOST IMPORTANTLY, by waiting a few more weeks we can take advantage of the typical seasonal garage clearing that goes on all over the valley.
Never give up, never give in, there's always some way to do what needs to be done.