GMC Executive Among 127 Yard Sale Visitors

gmcIMG_1097The Fentress County Chamber of Commerce office, which serves as the headquarters for the 127 “World’s Longest Yard Sale,” had a special visitor on Friday last week.

James Bell, Head of Consumer Affairs for General Motors from Long Beach, California, made a stop in Jamestown as he was touring the route, and commented:

“This is a way for us to show off some of our new vehicles, as well as help some people out.  We have some new SUVs that are great yard-sale vehicles.  They’re spacious as well as reliable and very fuel-efficient, so we decided to take them out along the yard sale route to showcase them.”

“We have six new vehicles that we’ve sent out with teams that are focused on bargaining to obtain household items for two homes that the Habitat for Humanity is building in Cincinnati, Ohio that we’re helping furnish.  For us, it’s a lot of fun to participate in this fantastic event and at the same time help some good people.”

Before he left to continue southward, Bell was presented an official “World’s Longest Yard Sale” T-shirt by Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Leann Smith and Tourism Director Misty Stephens.

For more information about the Habitat For Humanity/ GMC project and reports on their adventures along the 127 Corridor route, go to