Left to Right: Capt. Chad Rackers, St. John PD, Donella Johnson, David Scott, Mr. Nolen,Mrs. Mead, SyNia Lanier and Chief John Morris, St. John PD
Each year the St. John Police Department Awards scholarships to three or four High School Graduates. The money for these scholarships is raised through various fund raisers throughout the years. This is the 12th year the Police Department has been able to provide scholarship and over these 12 years, they have given out approximately $ 47,000.
Each side of town will have two Saturdays in which they can hold their garage sales. If sellers want to sell on only one of the two days or both days, they will be allowed to. All residences are allowed three sales per year with a permit. It will be each seller’s prerogative on which day(s) they want to sell. This will also allow people to sell and shop in their own side of town if they like, as well as the other side of town.
For those that don’t know, and a reminder to those that do know, the City is divided into the following two sections for sales:
* East of Brown Road (including homes on the East side of Brown Road) will hold their sales on the first & second Saturdays in June (June 6th and 13th).
* West of Brown Road (including homes on the West side of Brown Road) will hold their sales on the third and fourth Saturdays in June (June 20th and June 27th ).
The following lists the standard information for the sale:
1st - The sales will be held on their respective Saturday from 7 am - 3 pm. For these days only, no garage sale permits will be required. If you want to hold a sale on a date other than your respective side of town, you will need to obtain a permit from City Hall (no charge) provided you have not already had three sales for the year.
2nd - Residents are encouraged to sign up on the City's website. From there you will be able to create an account, enter your sale items and edit or delete them if you need to do so at a later time. Your entry should show up online in approximately 24 hours; 48 hours if entered on a weekend. You may also sign up in person at the Municipal Center or by calling 427-8700, ext. #3. If you registered for previous years, your account should still be active. If not, please feel free to create a new one.
3rd - Users can print out a list of all sellers for a specific date. This will provide potential buyers the means to print an up-to-date list of participating addresses at any time instead of having to go up to City Hall for a copy.
SIGNS: Signs will be available at City Hall for participants to put in their yard to indicate that they are participating in the sale. Signs may be put in yards two weeks prior to your sale; no sooner. You are asked to return the sign after your sale(s) are done. If you do not return the sign, you will not be given one for future sales.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact City Hall at 427-8700, #3.