Rummage sale Long on generosity
FRISCO – When Dorn Long was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last fall, she knew it was time to get her things in order.Before dying March 4 at the age of 68, she willed everything she owned to Summit County nonprofits and more than 100 bags of clothing, costume jewelry and Christmas ornaments to the Summit County Senior’s Annual Rummage Sale and Silent Auction”She was just so generous to everyone,” said Becky Price, the publicity chairman for the rummage sale. “Even though she’s not here, she’s still with us because she’s still giving.”Long was an active member in the Summit Seniors, working as the group’s liaison to the Summit County Chamber of Commerce, complementing the Senior Director, organizing the Christmas banquet and coordinating trips and volunteers for the service and visitor information centers.When she wasn’t volunteering, she was attending meetings of the Red Hat Society, working with her garden club or spending time with her book and a movie club. She also enjoyed bridge, kayaking, biking, golfing, skiing, painting, reading and attending sporting events – notably baseball.According to Price, Long had collected numerous articles of winter and summer clothing over the years and had it stored in friends’ attics, basements, garages and other nooks and crannies. When she learned she was going to die, she told those friends she intended to donate her belongings to the rummage sale.”She had lovely taste,” Price said. “She had a real sense of style. All the clothing is really nice.”The rummage sale has in the past raised up to $17,000, all of which goes to the Bristlecone Hospice and its adult day-care center at the Summit County Community and Senior Center.The seniors depend on the community to donate items for the sale. More than 100 volunteers will help go through donations, price items, help customers and make sales throughout the four-day event.This year’s event will be held Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Summit County Community and Senior Center at the County Commons. A special pre-sale date will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $10 for the pre-sale event; the other three days are free. Entire bags of items will be sold for $1 per bag on Sunday.The Summit Seniors are accepting donations through Thursday starting at 7 a.m. For more information, contact (970) 668-2940.
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