The drone of an overhead airplane circling Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk between 4 and 5 p.m. signalled the opening of the Windsor Store Company's annual sidewalk sale. The plane was loaded with inflated balloons to which merchandise certificates were attached. Half of the balloons were released over Mauch Chunk, the remainder over East Mauch Chunk. The gift certificates were between 50 cents and $5 in value and were redeemed in merchandise at the local store.