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RUMMAGE SALE FUN AND FLURRY

Susan And Carolyn

Chattering, exclamations and a plethora of smiles. These were among the sights and sounds of the Altar Guild Rummage Sale on Saturday, September 17. Promoted through the Catholic Sentinel and KBVM the sale drew people from all around. Huge numbers of donors dropped off their discards-turned-treasures allowing the sale tables to bulge and flow with everything from garden tools to toys to china, terrariums, collectables, nativity sets and so, so much more. Some of the shoppers were even drive-bys who spotted our signs and decided to check us out. Treasurer, AnnMarie Rears, reports that earnings reached nearly $3800.

People loved the idea that they could name a donation for their items rather than having to barter prices, also making check out easier on the cashiers. So many Altar Guild members and their families volunteered their service that the setup, cleanup, and staffing sailed especially smoothly.

Susan Johnson (pictured above with guild member, Carolyn Dulay) organized and coordinated the sale, preparing and planning months in advance. She feels blessed and grateful for the way everyone pitched in. In fact the Saturday event was so much fun, volunteers asked to keep the sale open for the Sunday Masses, transforming our social room into a rummage shop with coffee and donuts. And, then, in the afternoon, the room altered again when Carmen Velazquez and the Hispanic Community held a surprise birthday celebration for Fr. Ted, at the same time observing Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). The party planners and the Altar Guild worked together, moving sale tables toward the back of the room so the party and the sale became one. As Jodie Rossie, Altar Guild President says, “I’ve never seen this kind of happy cooperation before, It was so much fun!”

Carmen Dressed For Hispanic Heritage Month

Carmen Velazquez poses as she prepares to honor Fr. Ted's Birthday and Hispanic Heritage Month

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