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Sidewalk sale set up in Conway

Many groups and individuals have successfully worked in the past, and are continuing to work, to preserve Conway's rich history while moving the city into the future and making it a place where people want to be.

As you cross the Waccamaw River on the Main Street Memorial Bridge entering Conway, you see some of the things that make the city unique and historic.

On the right is the hanging oak, one of Conway's "oldest citizens," and one of many named live oak trees in a city that has built its streets around some of them.

On the left is the town clock. It stands in front of City Hall, designed by Robert Mills, who also designed the Washington Monument, the Department of the Treasury and other federal buildings in Washington, D.C.

At the end of the bridge, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce building is on the left, and on July 10, the parking lot there will be filled with a community yard sale hosted by Conway Main Street USA.

Conway Main Street is promoting sidewalk sales for businesses and is hosting the yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"It's a bargain hunter's day in Conway," said Hillary Howard, assistant director of Conway Main Street USA.

The yard sale is to feature only yard sale items, and no vendors with new goods will be allowed. If you bring your own table, the cost is $20, and if you need one provided for you, the cost is $30.

Howard said the yard sale will allow Conway Main Street to raise some funds and will fill a need for people who have said they would like to have a yard sale but do not want to do it at their homes or live in areas where there is not much traffic.

For individuals, it is an opportunity to get rid of some things and maybe make some money, and for agencies or organizations, it is a fundraising opportunity.

Howard said the Wellness Council was quick to get on board for the yard sale, and other groups are expected to participate.

Yard sale reservations should be made by Tuesday. Contact Conway Main Street USA at 248-6260 or visit

Main Street, the city of Conway, Create Conway, the chamber and other organizations sponsor many other events in Conway.

The Conway Crawl began in June, and is held every Thursday evening until 8 p.m. The first Crawl of each month features a concert on Third Avenue. The Spots, a contemporary bluegrass group, will perform at 7:30 tonight.

Howard said more than 20 stores and eateries stay open for the Crawl, which highlights in-store promotions, tastings, demonstrations and night-owl sales.

The city also hosts Saturday Art Walks, which are held the first Saturday of each month beginning Aug. 7 and continuing through Dec. 4.

For more information, call 248-4527.