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Former State Rep. Kay Hatcher Hosting Huge Moving Sale

Jun 04, 2015 05:28PM ● Published by Steven Jack

Former State Rep. Kay Hatcher and her husband Steve like most retirees are looking to downsize. (Photo courtesy of Kay Hatcher)

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It’s a moving sale of epic proportions. 

Former State Rep. Kay Hatcher and her husband Steve are both retired, and like many retirees it’s time to downsize. Hatcher recently listed her home along Route 71 in unincorporated Kendall County near Yorkville for $250,000. The numerous eclectic items inside the home from years of “picking” will go for substantially less than that. 

Need a vintage bowler hat? Want a pice of Fox Valley history in Hatcher’s legislative desk and office chair? How about a business card from Bears Legend Mike Ditka?

It’s all for sale at Hatcher’s massive moving sale set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12-14 at the home at 7437 Route 71. 

“Steve and I were both pickers before it was fashionable,” Kay said. “Boulder Hill was a treasure trove of curbside furniture in the 70s, as young families replaced Grandma's oak and walnut with shiny new plastic. Steve has rebuilt cars most of his life, and so was constantly on the lookout at fleamarkets for parts.”

Steve Hatcher retired as president of the Oswego Chamber of Commerce in 2013. Since then, he’s battled cancer and was recently given positive health reports from doctors. Kay said these days he’s “more interested in playing greens than mowing them.”

The couple spent much of last winter in Arizona while Steve recovered from treatments. Whether they will end up there for good is still up in the air.

 “We hope to follow the sun, but the Fox Valley will always be our home,” Kay said. “We have lots of family close by, and friends of a lifetime.  You can live almost anywhere, but family and friends are truly irreplaceable.  We just have to get our retirement sea legs and figure out how this is all going to work.”

As for the immediate future, Kay will spend the next few days putting the final touches on the moving sale. She’s been busy for the past few weeks posting teaser items like the Ditka business card to her Facebook page to lure potential buyers. 

“Facebook is the perfect venue to get the word out,” she said. “I've pared down my contacts considerably, but you just never know who is going to forward what to whom. No presales, just "ticklers" to catch readers' interest. Putting a sale together is exhausting, but really fun.  And I get to see so many old friends I haven't seen in ages.”

If you'd like to get a sneak peek at some of Hatcher's items for sale, send her a friend request on Facebook. Rain dates for the moving sale are June 19-21.

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