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Allegan man’s yearly ‘wagon sale’ opens for company


May 27, 2023

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Garage sale season is officially upon us.

But there is only a single wagon sale FOX 17 is capable to locate locally.

Allegan man’s yearly ‘wagon sale’ opens for company

Positioned at 3333 108th St. in Allegan, you are going to locate Wealthy Porter’s front yard filled with stuff. Thirty-seven wagons sit outdoors, for just about every key vacation weekend in the summer season. His sale on Memorial Day weekend will go from eight a.m.–6 p.m. by means of Monday.

Wealthy Porter says he’s normally loved junk.

“A sickness. No one in their correct thoughts would do it, but it is just a thing to do. I like junk. It is just … what I’ve completed all my life actually,” Wealthy Porter stated.

“Richie,” as the neighbors get in touch with him, has a tiny bit of almost everything.

“I go get complete estates just before they have a sale. I’ll go in and get almost everything lock, stock and barrel, haul it house, pile it up and then commence it out on the wagons,” Porter stated.

His complete front yard is complete of products for sale this Memorial Day weekend. Wagons are the most effective way to place the stuff out.

“It’s the only way you can get this substantially junk priced, pulled out and prepared to sell,” Richie stated.

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Richie has completed the sale for far more than 50 years. He’s lost count as to irrespective of whether the official count is 55 or 57 years. But it is a beloved neighborhood tradition, nonetheless.

“Most of them are delighted. When and a whilst you will get a person who says, ‘Oh, you are awful higher priced.’ But I say, ‘Go someplace else and locate it.’ There’s a lot of factors you will never ever see it anyplace. The men and women I get stuff from do not require it any longer. And there’s a lot of stuff out right here that if men and women have been alive and working with it wouldn’t sell,” Richie stated.

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