Time to clear out the closets for the big Senior Rummage Sale | SummitDaily.com

Time to clear out the closets for the big Senior Rummage Sale

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Daily file photo Volunteers in 2010 help prepare for the Summit Seniors annual fall rummage sale. Summit County has an active senior population, but no dedicated housing for those who may need a little help in their later years.

De-clutter your living quarters, make space to work in your workspace, and, at the same time, support the seniors in your community by donating the usable excess to the upcoming Summit Seniors 25th Annual Giant Rummage Sale and Silent Auction.

The sale is set for Aug.16-19 at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. Look for bargains on household goods, books, clothing, sporting goods and small furniture. Separate tents will display children’s clothing, toys and accessories, ski clothing, and arts and crafts supplies; A Christmas shop and electronics department will be featured inside the main building.

There will also be a silent auction, including wine presentations, a variety of theme baskets, restaurant certificates, original artwork, and many other items and services, including a fox fur jacket and a barbecue dinner for 10. Several tables will be set up to display the numerous donated goods.

So amble through your attics, clear the cabinets, crawl in the closets, go out to the garage, search the storage units and then bag and box your unused treasures and bring them to the Summit County Senior and Community Center.

Donations of rummage in good, clean condition will be accepted from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 14, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 15. No large furniture, large appliances, televisions, computer monitors without the computer, mattresses, encyclopedias, or magazines will be accepted. All clothing must be clean and in good condition. Nothing should be left at the center except during the specified hours.

Sale volunteers are chiefly summer residents from all over the country, said organizer Judy Carter.

“We even have a few who take vacation from their jobs in other states and come to Frisco just to help at the sale,” she said. “Many have been doing this for years, and we all have a good time working together, reuniting with our friends, meeting new people and helping our customers find items.”

All proceeds will benefit Summit County charitable organizations that support seniors. To apply for these funds or for more sale information, contact the center at (970) 668-2940.

If you go:

> The pre-sale is from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 16. There will be a charge of $10 per person ages 11 and up, and $5 per person ages 10 and under.

> Regular rummage sale hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17-18, and 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 19. On Aug. 19, items (other than boutique) inside the building will be sold for $1 per bagful. Boutique and everything located outside the building will be greatly reduced.

> Cash or check only will be accepted in payment for both rummage sale and silent auction. No strollers will be allowed inside the building.

> Silent auction will begin at the pre-sale and final bids will end promptly at 4 p.m. Aug. 18

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