By Carol Mowdy Bond
The annual Surrey Hills Neighborhood Garage sale took place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26. Known as one of the oldest and largest neighborhood garage sales in Oklahoma, the event is usually the last week of April, but was postponed due to COVID-19.
Sunny weather drew shoppers, who converged on the Yukon addition searching for bargains and treasures. Large and small groups roamed the area, some pushing baby strollers. Many wore masks.
Hosting her sale in the driveway, Stephanie Brewer said, “This is about our 5th year to do this. I think it’s been a good turnout, considering how things are right not.”
Shopper Miranda White said, “We got a gently used television for $30. And we got a baseball bag full of baseball items like bats, cleats, and helmets for $8. We’re going to unload it all in our truck, and then shop some more.”
Food trucks were on site at the Lion’s Club Park on W. Hefner Road beside Surrey Hills Elementary School. Thirsty and hungry shoppers chose from Wild Bill’s BBQ Shack, Wildcat Willy’s Snowcone Shack, Blue Donkey Cafe, and Pies and Things.
The Surrey Hills Neighborhood Garage Sale maintains a Facebook page, where people can find annual updates on the event, and residents may post what they have for sale. This year’s page included an interactive map of homes where sales were held. And reports indicated at least 200 garage sales were involved.
Bob McWilliams, Megan Carr, and Ceeja Malmkar organized this year’s event. Surrey Hills residents, who own local businesses, sponsored the event by paying for advertising and banners. Sponsors included AKR Builds, Grace Communion Surrey Hills, Kevo Properties, Oklahoma Stone, H Spraying and Pest Solutions Inc., Surrey Hills Home Owner’s Association Number One, Becky Karpe Metro First Realty, Minard Movement Chiropractic, Legacy Inflatables LLC, Cindy Horton, and two of the food truck vendors.