Rio Rancho’s annual garage sale returns for the first time since the pandemic

RIO RANCHO, NM — An annual tradition returned to Rio Rancho on Saturday. A massive community garage sale took place at Cabezon Park, having abandoned it for the past two years during the pandemic.

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

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

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

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

Rio Rancho’s biggest garage sale has been held for 16 years, but like so many other annual events, it’s been put on hiatus for the past two years due to the pandemic.

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

“We’re bringing all the people together, we’re putting this opportunity where they can bring their stuff into one consolidated place where you can just go from booth to booth buying those treasures that some people want to pass on to somebody that people want to collect, so this is a great opportunity to not only do that, but to bring the community together,” Hull said.