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Annual Citywide Sale, Drug Drop Off Slated
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Escalon city officials have a couple of upcoming events on the schedule, including sign-ups being taken now for the early October citywide yard sale and a reminder that expired medications can be turned in this Saturday for safe disposal.

Escalon Police Department is hosting a drop off location on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents to turn in used or expired medications for safe disposal. Medical sharps will be accepted as well, but must be in sealed bio-hazard or other study sealed containers.

The drug drop off is scheduled at eight different locations around the county for this Saturday, being offered through the San Joaquin County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division. More information is available at 468-3066.

Residents are reminded to remove pills from containers and packaging, consolidate them in a plastic bag and remove personal information from the packaging prior to disposal.

Also, city officials are currently taking sign-ups for the 23rd annual Citywide Yard Sale, set for Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is a $5 fee to have your address listed on the map that will be available for yard sale shoppers. Turn in the form and the $5 fee to City Hall by Tuesday, Sept. 29. The maps will be available at local businesses and City Hall beginning Thursday, Oct. 1. Call City Hall at 691-7400 for more information or stop by at 2060 McHenry Ave.

Escalon Chamber of Commerce will be offering choice spots in Main Street Park for residents outside the city limits to ‘rent’ for the yard sale day and come in to show and sell their wares. This is a great opportunity for those who live in the outlying areas to take advantage of the influx of foot traffic in the community. The cost for a space in the park is $10 and set up begins at 7 a.m. that day. There will also be sidewalk chalk to help keep children occupied and there are barbecue pits in the park to cook up lunch.

The following day, Sunday, Oct. 4, the Chamber will host its fall Sunday in the Park, with the third annual homemade costume contest and pumpkin carving, free for all kids. There will be fun, prizes, popcorn, games and more. The festivities will be set up in the Main Street Park, with pumpkin carving from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the costume contest for all ages from noon to 12:30 p.m.