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Massive churchyard rummage sale starts Friday

Folks usually stand in line well before the 9 a.m. Friday opening of Sierra Presbyterian Church’s annual rummage sale, then burst through the cut ribbon and fan out into the parking lot, looking for bargains.

This year, they’ll have plenty to choose from, organizer Marigold Patterson said: Dish sets, bicycles, treadmills, Christmas crafts, beds, couches, computer desks, dressers and clothes to fill them to the brim.

“It’s just amazing what people are bringing,” said Patterson, who has children at the church school. “It’s also a way for us to give back to the community and share the love of Christ.”



The rummage sale raises about $20,000 each year. Most of that, in the last three years, goes to Sierra Christian School, which educates about 40 children in kindergarten through seventh grade; and to SonShine Preschool, which serves 40 to 50 youngsters, Patterson said. Both are on church property.

Of the proceeds, 10 percent also will be distributed to local nonprofit organizations, church Administrator Jeanne Kraft said.




Nearly 60 volunteers, many of them school parents, have been working since Sunday afternoon to prepare for the enormous jumble sale.

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 175 Ridge Road, at the corner of Ridge Road, Zion Street and Nevada City Highway.

To contact City Editor Trina Kleist, e-mail tkleist@theunion.com or call 477-4230.


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