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It was a hot sale on Puget Island


Diana Zimmerman

"I've sailed all my life," Eric Skemp, a Puget Island resident said. "I just couldn't resist it."

It was a warm weekend for the annual Puget Island Garage and Yard Sale, but a lot of sunshine and a bit of heat didn't hinder the bargain shoppers from their rounds on the Island roads.

Organizer Sandie York, who was running a kind of combined yard sale and flea market at her house on School House Road, was excited about the turnout on Friday.

Diana Zimmerman

Puget Island resident Howard Brawn took up his usual post for PIGYS. He greeted garage sale shoppers and handed out maps at the end of the Puget Island bridge.

We always have a huge sale out here," York said, "even though we're a little bit off the beaten path."

York began coordinating the PIGYS event when former organizer Dean Wesner asked for someone to take over three years ago.

Around noon, local resident Terina Davis was out with her kids for the second time that day.

"We started at 9 a.m.," Davis said. "We're having fun, but we had to take a break!"

It was still kind of quiet at the Norse Hall on Friday, where they were serving pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs.

"Come back tomorrow," Jan Silvestri said. "That's when there will be a big rush."

A big rush and another jump on the thermometer.

It's a good thing bargain shoppers like to get an early start.


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