Can you feel the excitement? The annual Greater Hansville Community Center Rummage Sale is Aug. 10 and 11 at Buck Lake County Park.
Every year, this event seems to get bigger and has more and more interesting things for sale. There will be jewelry to ooh and aah over. There will be tools for the guys who need just one more thing to do that project they’ve been putting off. There will be children’s clothing for that kid that can’t seem to stay the same size for even a season, and there will be kitchenware. Last year, I found a saucer that replaced the one that got chipped, and an extra glass coffee pot for my electric coffee maker.
There will be furniture too. Maybe you need bookcase that could fit into your den. It could be used as is, or painted to match the other furniture or just to brighten up a room. And what about a couple more chairs for the porch or deck?
Shopping sometimes makes you hungry, so don’t forget you can have a spot of lunch while you’re there. That wonderful snack shack will be up and operating. Hot dogs, for sure, and coffee and cold drinks — and maybe you’d like a cupcake or a cookie.
Now, some tips for the shopper: There is a holding area. Gather and choose and pay for your items, and put them in the holding area and go back and shop some more. This is convenient, so you don’t have to keep running to the car. Then, when you’re ready to leave, you drive up and load the car and off you go.
The doors open at 9 a.m. and you can shop, shop, shop until 1 p.m., but the crowd starts to gather behind the barrier around 8 a.m., so, if you like being one of the first people in the building or the first one looking at the furniture … well, you decide how early you need to arrive.
This rummage sale is one of the biggest money making events the Hansville Community Center sponsors and the proceeds are used to support events and furnishings and maintenance of the building.
When you come to shop, look around for a board member or rummage sale volunteer. They need to be thanked for the many hours they spend sorting and testing and sometimes cleaning up donations (like the bike that’s been in someone’s garage for several years.)
So, we’ll see you at the Hansville Community Center Rummage Sale on Aug. 10-11, right? Of course! Why would anyone miss this event?
— Donna Lee Anderson writes Hansville Happenings for the Kingston Community News. Contact her at WellToldTales@aol.com.