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Hood residents to hold yard sale

Email   Print   Share By Christie Vanover, Chief, Command Information
April 12, 2012 | News
There may be more than 6,000 yard sales on Fort Hood Saturday when every resident on post can participate in the Post-wide Yard Sale.

Fort Hood officials are encouraging residents to bring out items they have in their homes that they’re no longer using or that they want to get rid of.

The yard sale begins at 8 a.m. in all of the post’s 13 housing areas, and sales are open to on- and off-post residents.

Julie Cordova, from the Garrison Safety Office, reminded residents to think about yard sale safety.

“There will be a lot of people walking and a lot of cars parked on the street, so it’s going to be narrower than you’re used to. Please take it slower that you normally would, and keep your eyes open and follow all traffic signals,” she said.

“It’s also important to look out for your own safety and your own security,” she added. “It’s not really a good idea to let people into your house.”

Residents should also keep pets, flammables, chemicals and other potentially dangerous items out of sight. Cordova added that sellers should keep their money with them at all times using a fanny pack or money belt.

“When you start to get a large amount, go lock it up in your house,” she said.

A safety checklist is available online at www.hood.army.mil/netzero.

Three charitable organizations have been invited on post Saturday to pick up furniture or household goods that didn’t sell and residents would like to donate.

Visitors without a Department of Defense decal wishing to shop at the sale will need to stop by the visitor’s center with their driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

Passengers will also need to show ID at the gate.

Those arriving on motorcycle, including passengers, will be required to wear a Department of Transportation Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218 or Snell Standard M2005 approved motorcycle helmet fastened under the chin, full fingered abrasion-resistant gloves or mittens, long sleeved shirt/jacket and long trousers, foot protection and eye protection. Reflective vests are required for Soldiers, civilian employees, Families and retirees and are encouraged for all other visitors.
 
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