Buzz: Summerville Park to host 12th Annual Yard Sale on Saturday. Gas prices drop another 4 cents — but for how long?

Buzz: Summerville Park to host 12th Annual Yard Sale on Saturday. Gas prices drop another 4 cents — but for how long?


The neighborhood of Summerville Park will hold its 12th annual yard sale this Saturday, May 25, from 8 a.m. until noon.  Since 2008, Rome’s original “Heritage Neighborhood” has been hosting the community’s largest residential yard sale during the weekend of Memorial Day.  The event is organized by the Summerville Park Neighborhood Association.

In addition to books, clothing, yard tools and audio equipment, the yard sale has included some unusual items over the past dozen years.  “I even recall a neighbor on Oakwood who had a price tag on a vintage automobile about 10 years ago,” says Eric McDowell, association president.  “I’m looking forward to seeing what my neighbors will have in their yards this year.”

Says Margaret Roland, who spearheaded the event in 2018: ““The Summerville Park Yard Sale benefits the Rome community by building relationships among the neighbors; and, among the regulars who attend year after year.”

Alice Stevens, who first suggested a yard sale, says “folks will find Summerville Park to be a very welcoming neighborhood, and the residents look forward to hosting the yard sale each year.”

Summerville Park includes homes on Oakwood, Charlton, Robin and Dodd streets; Leland, Raymond and Timothy avenues; Little Dry Creek Road; Vineland Drive; and Briarwood Circle. “Watch for our signs at the ends of the streets,” says Jackie McDowell.

Georgia gas prices dropped another 4 cents last week as summer travel season begins.

AAA South reports Georgia drivers were paying an average of $2.64 per gallon for regular unleaded, 4 cents less than a week ago and 14 cents less than this time last year. Motorists are paying an average of $39.60 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $3 from when prices were their highest last May.

According to Montrae Waiters with AAA, the drop in gasoline prices could be a result of recent unpredictable weather in the Rockies and the Midwest. However, with summer on the horizon, motorists should not be surprised if pump prices increase during the run-up to Memorial Day.

Local averages on Monday were $2.62 in Floyd County, $2.65 in Gordon County and Bartow County, $2.69 in Polk County and $2.58 in Chattooga County. (Source: AAA and WRGA)

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