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About 15 people were waiting at the doors for the first day of the Toy Shop Fall Rummage Sale.
Two hours into the sale, which began Thursday morning, volunteers said they had seen numerous customers. Much had been sold, they said, but much remained. The sale continues today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.
“People kept bringing items Tuesday and Wednesday and we’ve been busy since we opened the doors,” said Kathy Snider, co-chair. “The community really supports this garage sale by both donating and coming to shop.”
All funds from the sale go to purchase toys for children of families who need a helping hand at Christmas.
“There are so many treasures (at the sale),” said shopper Lois Michael. “I came last year and this year looks bigger.”
This may be the largest fall sale Toy Shop has ever had judging by the amount of items for sale, organizers said. In one room, there are tables of household goods and in another, there are mountains of shoes and clothing.
“It’s a wonderful time for people to buy Christmas and Halloween decorations,” said Honor Vaughn, volunteer. “We have a lot of it.”
Toy Shop’s longtime goal has been to raise up to $7,500. Last year, $6,300 was raised, which went to help approximately 157 children December 2012.
Today is the final day to purchase items.
“At 2 p.m. tomorrow, the Goodwill truck will come and they load everything up,” said Vicki Vermedahl, Toy Shop volunteer. “It will all be gone.”