A sure sign of recovery in any disaster area is when the folks get together to put on a craft or Garage sale. Well, we had both this week. It is almost as if the last five months have led to pent-up sale demand. We will visit both, but I have to warn you the attendance is a lot less than other events in the past. Since there is a scarcity of housing, it is estimated that three out of four Winter Texans could not find a place this year and stayed home or went somewhere else.
The craft sale.
These are crafts made primarily by Winter Texans.
A lot of shell jewelry. The creator is from North Dakota.
Some nice watercolors.
Some original wood art.
A friendly oil painting artist.
Beads and stuff.
This woman painted the crab and heron. Both were honored by being duplicated on the side of a ferry. The crab is on the Mark B. Goode and the heron on the William G. Burnet.
Now on to the city-wide garage sale.
This is one of the stores that the owners decided to move away. They are selling everything.
Slim pickings. They were mobbed early. The Producer and I tend to amble in and miss some stuff.
The city-wide sale is all over town. There is a map which you can use to go to all the stops. We went to the civic center, and that was it other than the store above.
Tables filled with typical garage sale fare.
And like most garage sales there is always someone on the phone. I was interested in whatever was free, but I didn’t want to disturb her.
The sale is sponsored by Keep Port Aransas Beautiful. Donations accepted.
You can also join the organization by paying $10.00 or buying a shirt.
It was good seeing people out and about for these two events.