How to sell a house? Let’s have a party!

Bill Miller stands next to a huge oak tree at 3711 State Road HH west of Fulton that will have a Robin Hood birthday party Tuesday evening. Miller and his wife want to sell a new house nearby and hope the party will attract buyers for the house.

Bill Miller stands next to a huge oak tree at 3711 State Road HH west of Fulton that will have a Robin Hood birthday party Tuesday evening. Miller and his wife want to sell a new house nearby and hope the party will attract buyers for the house.

Selling a house in a tight housing market might sound like a challenge.

But not to Susan Miller of New Bloomfield.

Admiring an old oak tree near the newly constructed energy-efficient home, Miller thought it looked just like a tree from Sherwood Forest in 13th century England where Robin Hood lived at Nottinghamshire.

“Let’s have a Robin Hood Party for the tree,” Miller said. “We can attract a lot of people who will see the house and maybe sell it.”

On Tuesday from 6-9 p.m., that’s just what Miller plans to do. She started sending out invitations to a lot of people and the response has been overwhelming.

“It’s going to be quite a party. I have so many people responding. I have even received responses from people I didn’t even send invitations,” Miller said.

She’s asked people to bring a covered dish and a lawn chair to the party. They also have been requested to bring along a picture of a big tree to enter a contest for a prize.

In honor of Robin Hood, she plans to have an archery competition and live music at the party for the tree.

“I went to the Missouri Valley Archery store in Jefferson City on Missouri Boulevard next to Staples and told the manager what we wanted to do. I don’t know anything about archery, so he volunteered to supervise the archery competition to keep it safe,” she said.

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