First Presbyterian Church Spring Rummage Sale

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Women's organizations of First Presbyterian Church have been holding rummage sales to raise funds for mission since 1906. Today's rummage sales happen twice yearly and fill the church with wonderful treasures, good food, and workers and shoppers who return year after year for the fun, the friendships, and the bargains. Our workers come from far and wide. One family makes it into a reunion time, flying from the west coast to spend the week with relatives and work at the rummage sale. 

Available rooms of the church are transformed into boutiques selling toys, children's clothing, housewares, books, sporting goods, electronics (computers, tvs, coffee makers, cameras, etc.), women's clothing (skirts and slacks, blouses and sweaters, dresses, coats, lingerie), men's clothing (shirts, sweaters, slacks, suits), shoes for the family, linens, hats, purses, scarves, jewelry, and a popular department called the Cheap Boutique which sells just about everything else. The furniture department overflows and we collect special decorator items in our new Decorator's Den.

Shoppers and workers alike enjoy the reasonably-priced food: soups and sandwiches, salads, cookies, and the famous Rummage Sale Carrot Cake.

The primary purpose of the rummage sales has always been mission. Funds generated by the twice-yearly rummage sales support local, national, and international mission projects. But in addition, usable items that do not sell during the sale are given to local charitable organizations.

Charlotte Fischer April 09, 2013 at 03:52 PM
I need to add the DROPOFF times and correct the SALE times - how can I do that? SPRING RUMMAGE SALE DONATION DROP-OFF DAYS AND TIMES Sunday May 5, noon - 5pm Monday May 6, 9am - 8pm Tuesday May 7, 9am - 11am LARGE ITEM PICK-UP SUNDAY AND MONDAY ONLY WITHIN 10 MILES OF THE CHURCH Phone (and leave a detailed message): (248) 971-0493 We will be returning calls and scheduling pick-ups the week before the sale. SALE DATES AND TIMES: TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY MAY 7 AND MAY 8 Tuesday Sale Opening 5pm -- 8pm Wednesday Regular Prices 9am -- 2pm NOTE: SALE CLOSED WEDNESDAY BETWEEN 2PM AND 5PM Wednesday Half-Price and Bag Sale 5pm -- 8pm
Charlotte Fischer April 09, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Also how do I get it into other local area patch editions? Troy, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Southfield, ...
Joellen Gilchrist May 08, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Your announcement right above these comments says the sale is "all day tomorrow, May 9th." There is a little box next to it with May 9th as well. Better change it soon; people will be showing up tomorrow (the 9th) and will be annoyed when they find out it is over.


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