|Date & Time||Saturday, March 09, 2013, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM|
|Location||La Jolla United Methodist Church|
La Jolla, California
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The La Jolla United Methodist annual rummage sale opens its doors for the 53nd time on Saturday, March 9th at 8:30 a.m. The sale fills the entire church campus. The proceeds benefit several causes sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW), including missions for women and children, CCSA, METRO, and the LJUMC Nursery School scholarship fund, to name a few. The sale is a community event and includes the opportunity to find numerous bargains in the many different departments, enjoy hamburgers and homemade cakes on the patio, and chat with neighbors and friends. There is everything from furniture to housewares, clothing to Christmas items (in their own special department), books, toys, and even a special department for infants and children.
Each year the whole rummage sale experience involves volunteers from the church as well as friends visiting from out of state and others formerly connected to the church family. A crew of faithful “sorters” work throughout the year sorting and pricing. This year more than 50 volunteers will help to move the rummage from various storage areas to the various selling areas. More that 100 members, friends and family members will work the day of the sale. At the end of the sale day weary (but happy workers) will be joined by enthusiastic and energetic members of Scout Troop 506 to “clean up” and return the church campus to its “normal” mode for Sunday worship the next day.
The sale has become a community institution. Many folks automatically mark the second Saturday in March when they get their new calendars for the year!
In the words of one of the sale’s founders, Davy Webb, “Our hope is that this sale will be able to continue for many more years. It is the one project that involves the whole church family and there is a spirit that sale day that is hard to explain.” Come catch the spirit and find a bargain or two (or three or four)!