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Bargain Fair draws long lines in Martinsville
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Bargain Fair draws long lines in Martinsville

From the Martinsville-region COVID-19/coronavirus daily update from state, nation and world: Oct. 4 series
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They lined up on a chilly Saturday morning for a chance to shop at the decades-old tradition in Martinsville, the Bargain Fair.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic shoppers were limited to 25 at a time, starting at 8 a.m., to enter the warehouse on Franklin Street and look for bargains. Some arrived as early as 5:45, and the line kept forming. Temperature checks were conducted at the door, and masks were required inside.

This is the biggest fundraiser for the Charity League of Martinsville-Henry County, which uses the income to provide scholarships to area high school and college students.

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