Countless garage sales were seen on Friday in Neosho, as the 30th annual Neosho City-wide Garage Sales were held. The event continued on Saturday - despite the snow.

Countless garage sales were seen on Friday in Neosho, as the 30th annual Neosho City-wide Garage Sales were held. The event continued on Saturday - despite the snow.
Despite the weather reports of cold, rain and snow on Friday, the weather held out early and the people came from all over to purchase the various items the Neosho residents had to offer.
"We stop at them all (garage sales)," said Gladys Griffberg of Carthage. "I come for Christmas stuff. I like Christmas houses and I have a whole set of them."
Her husband, Larry, was looking over some fishing gear at one of the garage sales.
"If we see it, and like it, (we get it)," Larry said.
Misty Moon has held a garage sale for the past six years at her home on Oak Ridge Drive.
Moon said they opened at 7 a.m. Friday and by 10:30 a.m., had some good news.
"We already sold about three-fourths of what we already had," she said. "We sold mattresses, doors, clothing (for children), sink and they went quick."
Five years ago, the city-wide garage sales went from a one day sale to two days (Friday and Saturday). However, on Thursday, drivers could see the residents putting their garage sale items out.
"We started about 5 p.m. (Thursday), putting stuff on the tables and the people were coming and buying," Moon said. "Then at 7 a.m. - right on the dot - they came back."
As far as what she is going to do with the money she makes, Moon said, "every year, I make between $300 to $500. Normally, I turn it around and buy my kids clothing and replace the things that we sold (like) shoes and clothing. just fun stuff. it is pocket change, stuff to have fun with."

Fundraiser
For the last few years, Neosho Christian School has held probably one of the biggest yard sales.
"This is a major fundraiser for our school. right now, we are raising money for a roof, so part of that money will go toward our roof," said Amanda Flint, first grade teacher at the school. "We are raising money for the school because tuition alone doesn't cover the cost of running our school."
The school has set up a GoFund page and is trying to $65,000.
"Because we have to replace the (flat) roof and fix the damage that is around the building," she said.
The majority of items the school offered during the garage sale included books, housewares and clothing, to name a few items.
"It has been really busy today (Friday)," said Flint. "We always have a good crowd, we always have tons of things that we can sell. We announce to area churches that we are taking items and of course families bring item. but we actually collect items all year long. we have room upstairs and we put it there."