Senior Rummage Sale and Silent Auction coming to Frisco |

Senior Rummage Sale and Silent Auction coming to Frisco

Reberta Shirk, Children's Tent Chair, and Christy Nelson, 2012 Senior Volunteer Coordinator, stand with a sample of children's and infant's merchandise at last year's sale.
Josie Gipson |

Summit Seniors Rummage Sale

Location: Summit County Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco

Phone: (970) 668-2940

Donations Accepted

Aug. 13: Noon to 7 p.m.

Aug. 14: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pre-sale, Aug. 15

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Cost: $5 for ages 11 and under; $10 for age 11 and up

Regular sale, Aug. 16-18

Aug. 16: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 17: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 18: 10 a.m. to noon

Payment: Cash or check only; no credit cards

Silent auction, Aug. 17

Final bid: 4 p.m. sharp

For more information, contact the Community and Senior Center, (970) 668-2940.

Summit County’s seniors are gearing up once again for the annual rummage sale and silent auction, to be held at the Summit County Community and Senior Center starting Aug. 15.

The seniors have held the rummage sale for at least 16 years and likely more than 20, said publicity chairman Judy Carter.

The event is big not only for Summit residents but visitors as well, with many returning year after year to attend the sale.

Bargain hunters can find just about anything at the sale, which takes up the hallways at the Community and Senior Center. Boxes and boxes of donated items include men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, baby clothing, equipment and toys, sporting goods and apparel, shoes, books, records (45 and 78 rpm), CDs, housewares and antique tools.

An entire separate room, called “the boutique,” is devoted to higher-end items including designer clothes, finer housewares like china, tea sets, jewelry and sometimes artwork.

“We consider it the premier shopping event of the year,” Carter said. “This is the opportunity to really do some bargain hunting.”

Donations of items will be accepted on Aug. 13 and 14 at the center. Proceeds from the event will go to the county’s charitable organizations that serve seniors. Last year’s beneficiaries of the $35,000 raised included Timberline Adult Day Services, the Community Care Clinic, the Bristlecone Foundation and the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), among others. More than 200 volunteers provided 3,302 hours of work at last year’s event.

Those who wish to get first pick of the items can attend the pre-sale on Aug. 15 for a fee of $10 ($5 for those under 11). The regular sale runs Friday through Sunday. Payment must be by cash or check; no credit cards will be accepted.

The silent auction will take place Saturday and features some big items, including a 1988 Jaguar XJ6, with only one previous owner.

“We have a lot of cooperation from people all over the county on this,” said Carter. “It’s a major fundraiser for the organization and it really is a big social event.”

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