The Route 7 Garage Sale is not new, but Brookfield and Yankee Lake officials have jumped on an effort
by the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau to jointly promote the three-day effort.
Brookfield Township is selling 12-by-12 spots on the township green for vendors to set up booths
between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 4, while Yankee Lake is making space available in the Yankee Lake
Ballroom parking lot for free for all three days of the sale, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 3-5.
Anyone interested in a space in Brookfield can call township Office Coordinator Tabatha Dickson at 330-
448-4500. Anyone who would like to reserve a space in Yankee Lake is asked to call the tourism bureau
Trumbull County Combined Health District will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 8 to 11 a.m. in
Brookfield Center, said township Trustee Gary Lees.
The tourism bureau said it will post the names of participants on the web site www.ohioroute7.com
Yankee Lake Council President John Nezdoba said he knows of residents who live along Route 7 who
have sold items from their homes in past years, but this is the first year the village has taken a more active
role. He said he hopes that the sale will help bring attention to the village and its three main businesses.
“We do have the ballroom to offer and the inn and the party center,” he said. “It would be a good
stopping-off point, especially at lunchtime, if they want to grab something at the inn or the party center.”
Barbara Stevens, president of the Brookfield Township Historical Society, said the society set up a booth two years ago behind the Briceland Funeral Services building, but it was a windy, cold day. She said she appreciates the opportunity to set up a booth on the green, where the society will have historical displays
and sell ornaments and books.
“I like the idea that they all got together, and the tourism bureau is behind it,” said Stevens, who attended a planning meeting with Lees. “I think it will be better this year, because they’re promoting it. I’m looking
forward to it.”
Tourism bureau Executive Director Beth Kotwis Carmichael said she is marketing the sale through social
media to the Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Erie markets.
There also is a Facebook page called Tour Route 7.