Annual Rio Rancho yard sale makes its return for first time since the pandemic

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. – An annual tradition was back in Rio Rancho Saturday. A massive community yard sale was held at Cabezon Park, after scrapping it for the last two years during the pandemic.

KOB 4 shows you how it was a chance for the community to come together, and for residents to clean out their garages and make some money.

“It’s great to be out, have all the kids and families, no masks, it’s amazing and the weather’s perfect,” said Danielle Magrath.  

Magrath and her niece Marissa Orona set up a booth to sell some of their items.

“I’ve sold a longboard, a motorcycle helmet, sold some good stuff, made some good money so far,” said Orona. 

Rio Rancho’s biggest yard sale has been held for 16 years, but like so many other annual events, it was put on pause the last two years because of the pandemic.

Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull says it’s good to be back.

“We pull all the people together, we put this opportunity where they can bring their stuff into one consolidated place where you can just go from booth to booth to booth to shop for those treasures that some people want to pass along to somebody people want to collect. So it’s a great opportunity not only to do that but to bring the community together,” said Hull.