Yard sale set to benefit area arts


First Posted: 5/4/2009

The Surry Arts Council is holding a major yard sale Friday and Saturday, and the proceeds will be used to create an endowment for free family programming.
This is a big deal for us because of this opportunity to raise money for our free cultural arts programming, said Tanya Jones, the executive director of the arts council.
In its 2008-09 season, the SAC provided more than 100 free cultural arts programs for more than 30,000 local students. The sum cost of those programs totaled $70,000. These programs are also funded in part by the annual SAC Arts Ball, which raised $22,000 this year.
The yard sale will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Andy Griffith Playhouse parking lot.
Jones said the sale will include a wide variety of new clothing including fleece hoodies and youth sportswear. All for $3 each.
Thats 70 to 95 percent off of retail pricing, Jones said, adding there are about a thousand pieces of clothing.
The yard sale will also include fabric trim, zippers, braid and cording as well as used office furnishings. Everything was donated, she said.
For more information contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.

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