FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Shopping for that special something can often be a chore, but Fort Rucker is making it easy with its annual outdoor yard sale where one person's trash can be another's newfound treasure.

This year's yard sale will be Oct. 15 from 7-11 a.m. at the festival fields, and provides members of the Fort Rucker and surrounding communities an opportunity to buy and sell their used household items to a broad audience, according to Aida Stallings, Fort Rucker special events coordinator.

"It's a great way for military families on and off post to be able to sell their household goods," she said, adding that military families are often moving, so the event provides a great way for those families to get rid of some extra weight while making a little extra cash.

It's also a great way for families just getting to the installation to find items they might need for their homes, she said.

The yard sale is a great place for people to find all types of items ranging from baby clothes to furniture, said Stallings.

"There are numerous toys, household items, collectibles and more," she said. "It's great way to find some amazing deals right before people PCS or when they arrive on post."

The event is open to the public, and booth spaces are available for rent, said Stallings, adding that no commercial vendors are allowed.

Booth cost for ID Card holders, including active-duty service members and dependents, retirees, Reserve and Department of Defense civilians is $25 for 15'x20' space; $35 for 30'x20' space; and $10 for tables.

Cost for the general public: $35 for 15'x20' space; $45 for 30'x20' space; and $10 for tables.

Applications and payments can be made at MWR Central in Bldg. 5700, and all applications and payments must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.

Electricity is also available on the event field on a first-come, first-served basis, and participants must bring their own extension cords, if needed, said Stallings. Additionally, all participants are responsible for their individual change funds, and participants are allowed canopies, but no tent stakes may be longer than 12 inches.

For more information, call 255-1749.