To kick off the Memorial Day weekend, the Highland County Historical Society is hosting its second annual Summer Bazaar and Yard Sale, both inside and outside of the Highland House Museum.
The museum is located at the corner of East Main and East streets in Hillsboro.
Jean Fawley, the historical society’s event chair, told The Times-Gazette that the annual yard sale would be held Saturday, May 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We have things for sale inside, and we’ll have vendors selling their items outside,” she said. “There will be things for sale inside that will benefit the historical society, and vendors will have their items for sale in the back parking lot and in front of the museum.”
The weather should cooperate with the society’s plans, since the National Weather Service forecast for Saturday is calling for it to be cloudy and cooler with only a 20 percent chance of rain, and a high in the upper 60s.
She said that the deadline for vendors to secure a spot for Saturday’s event was last Monday, but since there were still a few spots remaining, last-minute antique, craft or yard sale vendors could contact her through noon Thursday at 937-763-2657.
The next major event on the historical society’s itinerary will be the second annual Pioneer Day event, now planned for Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Scott House on West Main Street.
“We’ll be having a pancake breakfast that morning, complete with three pancakes, two sausage links, and coffee or juice, for just $6,” Fawley said, “and the local Boy Scouts will be serving everyone.”
She said a bake sale was planned for Pioneer Day, as well as lunch items such as sloppy joes, hot dogs and coneys, in addition to snacks and cold soft drinks and water.
“There’ll be historical displays from the townships in the county like we had two years ago, plus antique machinery, and Grassy Run will be on hand doing their demonstrations,” she said. “It’s going to be a nice weekend, and we invite everyone to come out and support the historical society and our local museum.”
As with Saturday’s bazaar and yard sale, all proceeds from both it and August’s Pioneer Day will directly benefit the Highland County Historical Society.
Reach Tim Colliver at 937-402-2571.