The downtown merchants have the perfect way to clear up your clutter.

The downtown merchants have the perfect way to clear up your clutter.

A community yard sale will take place 8 a.m., until 3 p.m. ET on Saturday along Reid Avenue.

The yard sale is a fundraiser for members of the downtown merchants to purchase white Christmas lights that will hang in the trees planted along the street during the holidays.

“We want to make as much happen downtown as possible,” said Guthrie Groh, event organizer and owner of Black Swan Antiques.

The event is open to the public and Groh will welcome churches, area shop owners, artists and craftsmen in hopes that participants can use the opportunity to sell their wares or host their own fundraisers or bake sales.

Those who wish to sell their previously used household items are also welcome.

Groh will also use the event to raise awareness for the Salt Air Farmer’s Market that is held bi-weekly in City Commons Park.

Groh said, “I love the Farmer’s Market and I want it to grow.”

Other festivities on Saturday will include live music on the porch of Provisions courtesy of Freddy D and Lola starting at 11 a.m. ET.

Area restaurants will be open and offering food and drink specials.

“It’s going to be a diverse crowd with big savings,” said Groh. “It’s going to be more of a yard sale, festival and city walk rolled into one.”

Sister’s Restaurant will hold a pancake breakfast starting at 7 a.m. ET.

Hungry shoppers will be able to get pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee in return for a donation. The money will benefit the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Art Club.

More than 50 students in the group will travel to New York City next spring to tour area museums and art installations.

There are currently 40 registrants with free space still available. The cost for a spot is $10 and those who register can request a particular area of Reid Avenue.

Participants need to supply their own table and merchandise. Those interested in signing up should contact Groh in advance by calling 850-276-2901 or by sending an email to The last day to register is Friday, Oct. 18.

“It will be a nice afternoon to listen to the music and there will be something for everyone,” said Groh.