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Residents Turning Yards into Parking Lots for Fall Festival

Have you made any plans to hit Franklin Street for the Fall Festival this week? You might want to set aside money to pay for parking.
Have you made any plans to hit Franklin Street for the Fall Festival this week? You might want to set aside money to pay for parking.

If you don't want to walk too far, you'll have to pay to park. Prices range between $3 and $10.

Many businesses around Franklin St. give up their parking lots, and volunteers come in to raise money for different non-profits. But some people around Franklin St. convert their front yards into parking lots.

On Virginia St., Jeff Market says he can fit up to 14 cars in his yard. He charges $3 to park for lunch hours and $5 for the evening. He says he turns a decent profit, but most of it goes back to the Fall Festival.

"It's nice to get a little bit of money to go down there," said Market. "I definitely spend more at the food booths than I normally would because you make the money at Fall Fest, you spend it at Fall Fest, and you come out all right."

Parking cars is just another example how the Fall Festival creates opportunities for money to change hands, and most of it goes back back to charity.
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