9th annual Cincinnatus-wide yard sale is this Saturday

 The ninth annual Cincinnatus Town-Wide Yard Sale Day is slated for this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Led by town resident Sherrie Massmann, who has organized the yearly yard sale day since it started in 2013, the event started when Massmann realized she wanted to have a yard sale at her house.

“When I retired from working in Cortland, I decided that I needed to get rid of a bunch of stuff,” she said. “I wanted to have a yard sale, but knew I’d only get about 20 people...so I decided to organize the town-wide yard sale day.”

Massmann said the event has “mushroomed” from the beginning.

“We’ve received very good participation over the years,” she added. “It brings in a lot of money to the community.”

Last year’s event was moved to August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Massmann said, but the event is back to its established date on the second Saturday of June.

Massmann said this year’s event will have an excess of 50 yard-sale spots in town, including 45 residences, with some of the destinations located at Firemen’s Field on County Route 26 near Dave’s Dairy Treat.

She noted some residences finish their yard sales early, but the majority of them go until 4 p.m.

The town-wide event will also include an early-bird breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Cincinnatus Fire Station on 5722 Telephone Rd. Extension, and a chicken barbecue hosted by the American Legion Knickerbocker Post 696 at the Cincinnatus Home Center on Route 26.

Massmann noted that she puts together a map every year for the event that provides locations for each yard sale. Maps for this year’s event are available free at the Cincinnatus Home Center, Cortland Chenango Rural Services, Inc., the Cincinnatus Fire Department, and Fireman’s Field.

Parking is available throughout the town, Massmann said, and restrooms will be open at the town hall, the fire department and Firemen’s Field.

“People are welcome to come from all over, to shop and take a walk around Cincinnatus,” she added.

For more information, go to the Cincinnatus Town-Wide Yard Sale Day Facebook page.