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 Crowds visiting the Marathon Classic need a place to park and that's the highlight of the year for many homeowners near the course.

 According to neighbor Joshua Spangler, "Sitting around and making money, ain't too bad."

Once a year, quiet neighborhoods are buzzing and the carefully groomed lawns become parking lots. The grass is covered, but there's still a lot of green to go around.

Jeff Crandell organizes the paid parking at the Sylvania Church of Christ. "Like I said this is our 25th year and this will put us over $300,000 that we have made over that timeframe. Five bucks a crack adds up, but it has been good for the church." The church has used the money for 14 habitat for humanity builds and for feeding the hungry and other outreach projects.

Some homeowners use the money for family vacations or to tackle projects around the house. Joshua Spangler plans to replace his roof.

The homeowners say they lose their privacy for a few days, but in the end, it's more than worth it.




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