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IMLAY CITY — Some of Imlay City’s time-honored traditions will soon be returning.

Imlay City Chamber of Commerce Director Shannon Hamel announced that the Chamber will host a “Retro Sidewalk Sale” downtown during the week of May 3-8.

Hamel said the free event is open to all Imlay City businesses and Chamber members.

She added that sales will also take place at the Farmers Market location at the corner of Third and Main streets.

“The DDA is letting us use the area,” said Hamel. “If you’d like to sell your goods downtown, we have a spot for you.”

Those interested in participating must contact Hamel at 810-542-3256 to reserve a 10-foot-by-10-foot space.

Garage Sale Mania

Hamel said the Chamber will also host the return of Garage Sale Mania on May 6-8, to feature citywide home garage sales.

Hamel said the Chamber is currently accepting addresses that will appear on this year’s Garage Sale Mania maps.

There is a $5 fee to have your sale appear on the maps. The fee will help pay advertising costs, including the printing of about 1,000 maps.


Hamel said the Chamber is offering sponsorship opportunities for participating businesses.

“We have 15 sponsorship opportunities on the back of our Garage Sale Mania maps,” Hamel said.

“The sponsorships are $100 per square and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.”

Fees or donations may be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce office located inside the Halabicky Insurance Building at 335 E. Third St.

For further information about the Sidewalk Sales or Garage Sale Mania, call 810-542-3256, or email

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.