The HSLC sale will be held on Friday, June 13 through Sunday,
June 15 in conjunction with the Logan County Route 66 garage sale
This year the sale will be located in the south barn at the
fairgrounds instead of in the beer tent area. For shoppers this will
be a better situation, especially if the weather is less than
perfect. The asphalt drive way up to the building will mean no
wading through soggy grass if it rains, and also it should be easier
to pull a vehicle up close to load up those big purchases.
Judy Conzo and Adrienne Hahn are the designated supervisors and
organizers of the garage sale.
Hahn commented that the HSLC relies heavily on volunteers, and there
are a good many who are wonderful with the pets at the shelter. For
herself and Conzo, they have found their niche in helping to keep
the annual garage sale going.
In their third year, the group has enjoyed great success with the
sale. The women commented that the first year, they really had no
idea what to expect in donations or sales, but it was a great event.
Last year they set and met a goal of raising $8,000 for the HSLC.
This year, they have increased their goal to $10,000.
The group officially began collecting donations last week on
Wednesday. By Saturday they had several hundred items already, some
large and some small, but all in good condition and ready for
someone to come in and snatch them up in June.
Conzo said right now they are collecting and grouping items
together. The Master Gardener plant sale is coming up soon, and
after that, the HSLC will have access to tables and will get started
setting items out for display.
With the move to the barn, there is still room for tons and tons of
donations and Conzo and Hahn are hoping people will fill the barn
with great items that can be sold.
In addition, if youíve gone in the past and didnít buy something,
donít expect to find it at the sale this year. Hahn explained that
local auctioneer Mike Maske is great to take what is left at the end
of the weekend and incorporate it into one of his auctions. Because
of this, every donated item is sold with the HSLC reaping the
In addition to the garage sale items, the group will also be
offering food again this year, and as an added attraction, the
Railsplitter Antique Auto Club will be bringing their cars out for a
show on the west side of the barn.
Taking a once over glance at what they already have on hand, if
you are interested in silver and silver plate, they have it. If you
are a collector of Fire King Jadite, they have at least one nice
piece on hand.
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If youíre looking for vintage and kitsch, then there is a very
unique room fan that youíll want to check out; and if you enjoy
cooking in large quantities, they have some restaurant pots and pans
that you may just have to have.
Right now, one of their prize possessions is an electric chair that
was donated by Nick and Diane Turner. The chair is in excellent
condition. It comes with a detachable wire basket for hauling items
and also has an oxygen supply accessory kit included. The chair
alone retails new for approximately $1,000. At the moment, HSLC
doesnít have a price on the chair. But, it will be priced below new
retail, and is sure to be a bargain purchase for anyone in need of
such an item.
Of course in addition to the items mentioned above, there will be
lots of clothing, purses, home goods and housewares, collectables,
dishes, decorative items, toys, and much, much more.
If youíve gone before, you know what great treasures can be found.
If you have not gone before, make sure this year is the year for
you. You just never know what kind of wonderful item you may find
that youíve been wanting or needing.
[By NILA SMITH]