400-Mile Yard Sale spots to support Shriners

By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

It’s that time of year again when Jana Hanks of Auburn utilizes one of the regions biggest sale events to support Shriner”s hospital.

The 13th annual 400-Mile Yard Sale that goes through Kentucky all along historic Highway 68 will be held for four days June 2-5. The sale stretches 400 miles from Sharpe Kentucky (just south of Paducah) all the way to Maysville near the Ohio border going through 60 communities including Sharpe, Aurora, Cadiz, Hopkinsville, Bowling Green, Glasgow, Edmonton, Lebanon, Wilmore, Paris, Mayslick and Maysville and all the historic small towns in between including Logan County. The sale brings thousands of extra people from around the country to the towns along the route and a lot of those do come through Logan County. One of those who take advantage of the sale each year is Jana Hanks of Auburn. Hanks has pristine property she rents out for those four days in front of the Subway in Auburn for those who wish to set up. Hanks then donates the proceeds from the rentals to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

“The Shriners Hospital for Children had always been a special place for me. They do so much for children in need and it’s always good to donate to a worthwhile cause such as this one,” said Hanks, who also organizes a pop tab collection each year for the hospital.

“Your trash may be someone else’s treasures,” said Hanks on the 400-Mile Yard Sale. “Clean out your garages, closets, attics and make some extra cash. This is a great time for organizations, church youth groups, sporting teams, and clubs to have a fundraiser too. This is also a great time to stop and shop for all kinds of goodies, including collectibles, antiques, baby and children items, furniture, food vendors, and miscellaneous items too many to mention.”

Spaces are available for rent for the upcoming 400-Mile Yard Sale June 2-5 right on 68/80 bypass in Auburn in front of Subway for only $50 for all four days. This property provides great exposure and lots of traffic for sellers as well as buyers.

Contact Jana Hanks at 270-847-2080, or stop by Hanks Construction Company at 399 East Main Street in Auburn for more information on how to rent a space.

“Reserve your spaces now, first come first serve. All monies raised for space rentals goes directly to support a great cause,” said Hanks.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 medical facilities across North America. Children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:

* Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.

* Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.

* Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.


By Chris Cooper


To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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