Merchants to host garage sale in hopes of bringing people into Pequot Lakes


In an effort to draw people into Pequot Lakes during a time that’s been slow for businesses because of the COVID-19 situation, a Merchants and Friends Garage Sale will take place Friday, June 19, starting at 8:30 a.m. throughout Pequot Lakes.

The event will include 20 local merchants and friends, a news release said.

“Let’s give them some stuff that’s reasonable and make it a fun day,” said Cathy Malecha, owner of Timeless Appeal.

Merchants will let people use space in front of their businesses for free to sell items. To reserve a space, call Malecha by Thursday, June 18, at 218-568-5700 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participating merchants include Weise Crafts & Variety, Faith Boost, Fun Sisters, Asian Accents, The Wild Daisy, Celtic Cottage, Seeds of Sommer, Latte Da Coffee and Gifts, Twin Pines Trading Post, It’s a Wing Ding Thing, Flour Sack Antiques, S’Antiques, Rustica Design Studio, Expressions Shoe Center, Red Ruby Art Gallery and Gifts, Leslie’s, The Olde Clock Shop, Schott’s Shanty Boutique and Timeless Appeal.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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