72-Mile Garage Sale On Scenic A1A - November 14, 2009 in St. Johns & Flagler Counties
What a great idea: a garage sale along the entire National Scenic Byway that runs through our nation's oldest city---St. Augustine, FL. Friends of A1A is pleased to announce the first annual Super Scenic A1A Highway Garage Sale for this Saturday, November 14th.
The idea started with the South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, another group of which I am a member and quickly grew to include all of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway (A1A). A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway in a National Scenic Byway of 72-miles spanning both St. Johns and Flagler counties in northeast Florida.
Quickly, North Shores Improvement Association (NSIA)in Vilano Beach jumped on the bandwagon. As vice-president of NSIA, the parent organization to Vilano Beach Main Street, it was easy to convince the board of directors of the benefit of this garage sale to our community. In fact, NSIA has mentioned this idea to me in the past.
The Flagler county section of A1A got just as excited about this event as did St. Augustine Beach. St. Augustine Beach is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and this is a great clean-up idea for them, too.
So if you live along A1A, please participate. There are not set times. If you don't live along A1A, don't fret---you can participate, too. Friends of A1A has arranged for space at two locations:
-St. Johns County: South Ponte Vedra Civic Association Building - 2724 S. Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
- Flagler County: 1616 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL
Those interested in securing space at either of the above locations or hosting a garage sale should contact the Friends of A1A in advance at 904-823-1395 or 904-501-5545. Additionally, the Ocean Grande condos in South Ponte Vedra across from Serenata Beach Club will be participating in the event and Tide's Edge in South Ponte Vedra Beach will have at least 5 families participating. The Dance Company in St. Augustine Beach is involved, too. They have called their sale a "court" event as it will be held in the courtyard near the Splash Park. How's that for making a splash?
Friends of A1A will also be doing a Beach Cleanup on St. Augustine Beach on November 14th and will have a table set up near The Dance Company. You can purchase new clothes that were donated to the Friends of A1A as well as A1A gear.
So if you are thinking about a great drive for this weekend, may I suggest a scenic one along a national scenic byway? You can enjoy great views and pickup a bargain at the same time.
Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.
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