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Highway 80 Garage Sale Underway

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - It's one weekend every fall, and it has treasure hunters out in force on an East Texas highway.

The 19th annual Highway 80 Fall Garage Sale spans over three hundred ninety miles from Grand Prairie, Texas to Jackson, Mississippi and bargain hunters were out in force.

"We want to kind of supply the people with something that they haven't seen they're looking for it and they haven't found it," says Hawkins merchant Robert McWhorter.

The East Texas Tourism Association started the event 19 years ago, in hopes of getting a lot of traffic down the highway. Hundreds of sales now go on at stops along the route.

"Oh I find tools and handy things that I can use, I like working on things so car parts" says Allen Texas shopper John bowing's.

The attraction of the event  is things that you never see in stores. It's a little something different for everyone. The Highway 80 fall garage sale continues tomorrow all day along the highway.

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