Summit Seniors rake in the dough for rummage sale
September 14, 2010
FRISCO – After years of fundraising efforts for local nonprofits, the Summit County Seniors met its goal once again, raking in thousands of dollars at its 23rd annual August Royal Rummage Sale.
“We took in $45,000 after expenses,” said rummage sales spokeswoman Judy Carter. “Last year, we netted a little over $46,000. We’re down slightly this year, but not by a lot.”
The silent auction alone brought in more than $8,500, and it included electric bicycles, wine presentations, restaurant certificates, original artwork and certificates for services.
Though Carter acknowledged the slight decrease in funds raised, she also said organizations receiving grants won’t notice the difference.
“This year’s recipients haven’t yet been determined as funds are given based on a grant process,” Carter said. “None of the proceeds go back to the Senior organization, which sponsors the sale each year. Past beneficiaries have included Bristlecone, Colorado Avalanche Information Center, the Family and Intercultural Resource Center, Summit Community Care Clinic, Summit County Rescue Group and the Timberline Adult Day Service.”
Organizers of the Summit County Seniors Royal Rummage Sale benefit hoped to raise more than $40,000 last month to fund local programs helping out Summit County’s senior population. And it sold almost anything locals could want, from furniture to athletic equipment and everything in between. It also includes a high-end auction.
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“We had a lot more volunteers this year and more volunteer hours,” Carter said. “That’s very impressive. It’s amazing how much work they do and how hard they work over there.”
According to Carter, Senior volunteers donated 3,000 hours of work to make this year’s rummage sale happen.
“More donations came in too, and bigger items were on the silent auction,” she added. ” … The support of everyone in Summit County and surrounding areas made this event the huge success it was.”
SDN reporter Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.