First Posted: 4/16/2009
One persons junk is another persons treasure.
Thats the idea behind the annual yard sale by the White Sulphur Springs Extension Club.
The annual yard sale is May 1 at 9 a.m. at the Jones Family Resource Center at 215 Jones School Road. Donations are being taken April 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The money collected will help the organization fund other community service projects and activities such as donating food and helping the Lifeline Pregnancy Help Center. Organizers say its the biggest fundraiser of the year for club.
Theres a beauty in the tradition of extension clubs reaching out and helping the community, said Cheryl Yellow Fawn Scott, the secretary of the extension club.
The group started Oct. 2, 1938, and averages about 20 projects each year with agencies such as the Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry, Salvation Army, and the local library and hospital.
Scott said that supporting the extension clubs efforts help the group to do broad outreach services.
With the recent economic downturn, it is necessary to reach out to meet the various needs in the community, she said. We help with a lot of different needs and the (yard sale) money will be divided to gift to different agencies.
Some of the other projects the group handles include making journals for the Lifeline Pregnancy Help Center and collecting empty unlabeled medicine bottles to redistribute to foreign countries for their medicines.
With the awareness and knowledge to recycle we can help someone else, said Lynn Nordin, the treasurer, who has been involved with the group for nine years. When you have been the recipient of kindness, you want to give back.
For more information about the White Sulphur Springs Extension Club or to join, contact President Becky Hill at [email protected] or Cheryl Yellow Fawn Scott at [email protected]
Contact Erin C. Perkins at [email protected] or 719-1952.