Craig yard sale to benefit First Congregational

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What: “Junk in the Trunk” yard sale

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 630 Green St.

— The event, a fundraiser for the church’s capital campaign, is open to the public

For anyone who has extra “junk” lying around, First Congregational United Church of Christ can lend a hand in selling those items.

The church, located at 630 Green St., will host its second “Junk in the Trunk” yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church parking lot.

The event is open to the public and anyone seeking to sell items can buy space for $5. A table can be rented for an additional $5.

Pastor Bob Woods said the proceeds would go toward paying off the church’s new boiler system.

“We welcome anyone from the church or from the community,” he said. “The money raised will go toward a great cause.”

The church will have its own table, Woods said, and is accepting item donations to sell and put the money toward the boiler system.

Church member Jan Rinker said she got the idea for the sale from family in Michigan.

The original concept involved people selling items out of the back of a vehicle.

If anyone wants to do this, she said, they are more than welcome.

The people who benefit from the sale the most are people who live miles outside of town, Rinker said.

“We live about eight miles out of town,” she said. “So, coming to a central location is more convenient for people who live out of town, and it makes it easier for them to sell their stuff.”

Rinker said people who would like to have a space should get to the church by 7:30 a.m., although if that is not possible, they can come later.

During the sale, Bev Rubley and Megan Tingrich will host a breakfast and lunch, as well as a bake sale, to benefit their Craig Relay for Life team.

Breakfast will consist of muffins and cinnamon rolls, as well as coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

At 11 a.m., hot dogs and chili dogs will highlight the lunch menu.

Rubley said the pair would be accepting donations for the meals.

“The church did the food last time,” she said. “They didn’t have anyone volunteers this time, so I thought it would be a great way to raise money for our team.”

If everything goes well, Woods said, the church is likely to have another sale as early as next month.

“It’s a great way to fundraise for the church,” he said. “We have a fun time during the sale.”

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