Oak Forest Garage Sales

Oak Forest Garage Sales

There are 17 comments on the story from Apr 25, 2009, titled Oak Forest Garage Sales. In it, reports that:

Please feel free to post any garage sales you will have this year here!

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“I don't do sarcasm...but... ”

Since: Jan 08

sometimes I get provoked!

#1 Apr 25, 2009
Mark your calenders for the 3rd Ward GARAGE SALE for May 16th.

Alderman Laura Clemons will be organizing the garage sale in the 1st Ward. If anyone would like to participate in making this a citywide event, please contact Alderman Diane Wolf at [email protected] or Alderman Laura Clemons at
[email protected]

“I don't do sarcasm...but... ”

Since: Jan 08

sometimes I get provoked!

#2 Apr 25, 2009
Mark your calendars for the 1st Ward GARAGE SALE for May 15th & 16th.

When: Friday and Saturday, May 15th and 16th

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Alderman Laura Clemons will advertise in the newspaper, on the city website and on city cable television.

All you have to do is set up your treasures, hang some signs and tell all your neighbors! The more participants, the more successful this event will be!

“I don't do sarcasm...but... ”

Since: Jan 08

sometimes I get provoked!

#3 Apr 25, 2009
Yes, the 1st Ward and the 3rd Ward will be having garage sales at the same time. If you want to participate, you need to contact one of the above contacts so they can pull a Garage Sale Permit for your residence.

Yes, you always need permits when you have a garage sale, but they are free of charge.

Since: Apr 09

Alsip, IL

#4 Apr 29, 2009
saturday may 2 midlothian annual town garage sales

“I don't do sarcasm...but... ”

Since: Jan 08

sometimes I get provoked!

#5 Apr 29, 2009
mom in midlo wrote:
saturday may 2 midlothian annual town garage sales
Good to know mom.

I heard rumors that all the Wards in Oak Forest will be having their garage sales on the 16th, not just the 1st and 3rd Wards. I'll update when I get more info.

“I don't do sarcasm...but... ”

Since: Jan 08

sometimes I get provoked!

#6 May 1, 2009
May 16, 2009 - Citywide garage sale a social event

BY MICHAEL DRAKULICH Staff Writer

Time for Oak Forest residents to dig deep into their closets and get out all those things they never use.

City officials are planning a citywide garage sale on May 16.

Ald. Laura Clemons (1st) said she got the idea from Ald. Diane Wolf (3rd). The 3rd Ward has held sales in the past. So when Clemons decided to hold one for her ward, she and Wolf received a number of calls from residents in other wards asking if they could participate as well.

Not wanting to exclude anyone, Clemons and Wolf decided to make the garage sale city wide.

One man's trash may be another man's treasure, but Clemons said the sale is not just a way of disposing of old items that haven't been used in a long time.

A common theme Clemons noticed during the spring election campaign is that candidates wanted to bolster the sense of community among residents. She looks at the sale as a way of bringing that spirit about. It's as much a social event as it is a way of getting rid of unwanted stuff, she said.

"I just want to kind of get the spirit of community going again. I want to get people out and meeting each other and being neighborly," she said.

Clemons, who moved to Oak Forest in 1996, said community events such as block parties and costume parades have died off.

"You did things as a neighborhood. Since then, more moms have gone back to work. Families needed the second income. People got busy and there was no time to to volunteer," Clemons said.

She thinks the sale will re-energize community spirit.

Residents wanting to take part in the sale will need a permit, though.

Clemons said she and Wolf are compiling a list of the participating homeowners and will secure the proper permits.

For more information or to be put on the list of participating households, call city hall.
essex rd block sale

Antioch, IL

#7 May 7, 2009
essex rd block sale on 5-16 sat 730 to 3
Jennie Resident

Harvey, IL

#8 May 12, 2009
I am reading different accounts for the Oak Forest Garage Sales. The flyer passed out says it is BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY but the website and some posts here say ONLY Saturday. I painted signs and posted on Craigslist (basically spent time and money promoting both days.)
Also, I see on this page that you need a PERMIT? I just called to participate...do I need a permit? PERMITS WERE NOT MENTIONED AT ALL, just that "all we had to do is put up a sign and bring out our stuff." I am totally confused.
Glad our new Oak Forest government is hard at work confusing us all.
Amy

Waukegan, IL

#9 May 12, 2009
Jennie Resident wrote:
I am reading different accounts for the Oak Forest Garage Sales. The flyer passed out says it is BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY but the website and some posts here say ONLY Saturday. I painted signs and posted on Craigslist (basically spent time and money promoting both days.)
Also, I see on this page that you need a PERMIT? I just called to participate...do I need a permit? PERMITS WERE NOT MENTIONED AT ALL, just that "all we had to do is put up a sign and bring out our stuff." I am totally confused.
Glad our new Oak Forest government is hard at work confusing us all.
I believe it is Saturday only. I am having one Friday as well and I had to get a permit for Friday. You just fill out a form and have the Village put their stamp on it. It's free
Not confused

Chicago, IL

#10 May 12, 2009
Jennie Resident wrote:
PERMITS WERE NOT MENTIONED AT ALL, just that "all we had to do is put up a sign and bring out our stuff." I am totally confused.
Glad our new Oak Forest government is hard at work confusing us all.
The city wide garage sale is not organized by "our new Oak Forest government". Alderman Wolf-3rd ward is the one organizing it and has been alderman for the last 4 years. And alderman Clemons-1st ward, appoointed by the old O.F. government (kelly) is helping her organized it as well as Gingerwood.
Don't start thrashing the new government when it hasn't even started yet. The swearing in of the new mayor and new alderman is at tonight's counsel meeting.

“I don't do sarcasm...but... ”

Since: Jan 08

sometimes I get provoked!

#11 May 12, 2009
Jennie Resident wrote:
I am reading different accounts for the Oak Forest Garage Sales. The flyer passed out says it is BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY but the website and some posts here say ONLY Saturday. I painted signs and posted on Craigslist (basically spent time and money promoting both days.)
Also, I see on this page that you need a PERMIT? I just called to participate...do I need a permit? PERMITS WERE NOT MENTIONED AT ALL, just that "all we had to do is put up a sign and bring out our stuff." I am totally confused.
Glad our new Oak Forest government is hard at work confusing us all.
My first post on here said the 3rd Ward was having a garage sale and to email the contact person and she would pull the permit for all who wanted to get involved.

Another post said that the 1st ward also was having a garage sale, and there's is on Friday and Saturday. I believe it also said they would pull permits, if I'm not mistaken. That also gave contact names.

You said you called to participate. Did you ask them if you needed a permit for Friday? They would have been the person to ask. Or you could call City Hall and they will tell you.

I can only post on here what I can find. I'm assuming you'll do one of the above things I mentioned. When you find out if you need a permit for Friday, will you let us know?
Yes they were

Chicago, IL

#12 May 13, 2009
Permits have been mentioned since the beginning. Get it straight.
GARAGE SALE 8-1-09

Houston, TX

#13 Jul 26, 2009
GARAGE SALE!!!
4705 DE MILO DR
@Watonga or @Sanborn off 43rd
THIS Saturday
AUGUST 1ST | 7AM-3PM
CHEAP HIGH QUALITY CLOTHES, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, TOYS, ANTIQUES, ELECTRONICS, HOME DÉCOR, ACCESSORIES, AND MORE!!!!!!!
FREE COOKIES & ICE WATER!
kc kid

Chicago, IL

#14 Jul 26, 2009
GARAGE SALE 8-1-09 wrote:
GARAGE SALE!!!
4705 DE MILO DR
@Watonga or @Sanborn off 43rd
THIS Saturday
AUGUST 1ST | 7AM-3PM
CHEAP HIGH QUALITY CLOTHES, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, TOYS, ANTIQUES, ELECTRONICS, HOME DÉCOR, ACCESSORIES, AND MORE!!!!!!!
FREE COOKIES & ICE WATER!
I'll be there, count me in...lol

“I don't do sarcasm...but... ”

Since: Jan 08

sometimes I get provoked!

#15 Jul 26, 2009
GARAGE SALE 8-1-09 wrote:
GARAGE SALE!!!
4705 DE MILO DR
@Watonga or @Sanborn off 43rd
THIS Saturday
AUGUST 1ST | 7AM-3PM
CHEAP HIGH QUALITY CLOTHES, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, TOYS, ANTIQUES, ELECTRONICS, HOME DÉCOR, ACCESSORIES, AND MORE!!!!!!!
FREE COOKIES & ICE WATER!
You do realize you posted this in the Oak Forest, ILLINOIS thread?

I looked up the address and it's actually IN Houston!

Hey, kc, you need a ride?

“I don't do sarcasm...but... ”

Since: Jan 08

sometimes I get provoked!

#16 Jul 26, 2009
http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/OakForestTe...

History in a Pecan Shell

Oak Forest (Texas) reached its high water mark (population-wise) about 1896 with 200 residents. There was a blacksmith, a hotel and a general store as well as a piano teacher and a doctor. The Handbook of Texas reports that they "enjoyed daily mail delivery by 1914" and that "Thereafter its population declined sharply." We have to wonder what was in those letters.

There has been no business conducted in Oak Forest since 1965 and the scattered resident population adds up to about 25.
kc kid

Chicago, IL

#17 Jul 27, 2009
Colloquy wrote:
<quoted text>You do realize you posted this in the Oak Forest, ILLINOIS thread?
I looked up the address and it's actually IN Houston!
Hey, kc, you need a ride?
I know I've been to Texas...in August.

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