Garage sale raises funds for children

Jodi Schellenberg
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They were raising money for a good cause.

People look through the wares available at the Elks and Royal Purple garage sale on Saturday. There were household items from art to furniture available.

On Saturday, the Elks and Royal Purple held a garage sale at their lodge to raise money for the charities they support in the community.

“We are also selling hot dogs and drinks for $3,” Royal Purple member May Bradford said. “We hope that we can donate all the proceeds that we make from the sale for the Fun for Children.”

They decided to put on a garage sale because most of the members have stuff they no longer need in their own homes that they would like to see find a new home.

Although in the past they have put on events like this one, Bradford said they haven’t put on a garage sale for many years.

The sale ran until late afternoon and they saw a lot of faces already mid-morning, Bradford said.

“We have had quite a few so far,” she said. “It is going pretty good.”

The money raised at the garage sale is earmarked for the Fun For Children charity, she said.

“We have several things that we deal with,” Bradford said. “It is just to be given away to the needy and the need of the community.”

In total, there are about 10 to 15 different organizations that they support.

“Every month we get people wanting us to help them with a different organization that is doing something -- we usually deal with children,” Bradford said.

“We are raising extra money and that goes to our charities and then sometimes we have more people asking than we have, so we put something like this one so we have more money and can continue to give because everybody needs.”

Organizations: Fun for Children, Elks and Royal Purple

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