Friday, September 12, 2008

The Midwest's Largest Rummage Sale

We attended the giant rummage sale again this year. It is overwhelming to see so much stuff. I picked up a few vintage cook books and gardening books and some misc. kitchen junk. It is just a fun thing to attend.

Here is the information about the sale from the paper:

Memorial Community Hospital’s Auxiliary Gearing Up for Rummage Sale

BLAIR, Neb. – The Auxiliary of Memorial Community Hospital & Health System will hold it’s annual rummage sale at the Washington County Fair Grounds Thursday and Friday, September 11th – 12th From 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday, September 13th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, September 14th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Rummage Sale’s Antique Auction will begin at 2:30 pm on Sunday, September 14th. To volunteer before, during, or after the event contact Kathy Jensen at (402) 426-2030.
The volunteers and employees at Memorial Community Hospital & Health System’s Auxiliary have been busy sorting, packing and stacking tens of thousands of items for what is likely the largest rummage sale in the Midwest. The steady flow of processing donations has been ongoing since the close of last year’s record breaking event, which celebrated its 50th anniversary, and broke the cumulative $1 million dollar mark by raising more than $72,000.
The sorting area at the entry to the auxiliary’s warehouse holds countless bags of recent donations which line the walls, awaiting their turn on the sorting table. The storage area, just through an open doorway off to the side of the sorting area, resembles a valley, flanked on either side by stacks of sorted and boxed items that soar to the rafters, and in some cases touch the ceiling. The sight can be a little overwhelming but those working at the warehouse are confident it will all be processed in time for the rummage sale. “We’re ahead of schedule right now and can handle a lot more” says Kathy Jensen, Auxiliary Manager. “The generosity of this community keeps us on our toes and we’re very much appreciative of that”. Jensen also noted that the Auxiliary is in need of good quality cardboard boxes for storing and moving the items as well as plastic bags to be used at the sale. Both, items and donations, can be dropped off at the Auxiliary Closet, located at 238 S.13th Street in Blair, NE.

1 comment:

tohearn14 said...

Hi there, I am a follower of Katies' "Good things Catered" blog and got your link there. I absolutely LOVE all your decorated cookies. they are awesome. Do you have a bakery? Do you take out of state orders? My son is having his 3rd bday party 10/25 and it is John Deere tractor themed.....Thanks..

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