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Duncan Toy Shop had its most successful fall rummage sale this year, raising about $7,433.
That amount towers over the $6,300 the organization raised last year. Funds from this year’s total will help about 185 children this Christmas.
“It was a very good sale and we are thrilled,” said Lynn Samples, co-chair of Toy Shop. “I think it’s the most stuff we’ve ever had and it definitely made the most money.”
Toy Shop uses the proceeds of the sales to purchase toys for children of families who need a helping hand during the holiday season. All items in the rummage sales are donated and the sales are open to the public.
“We always want the community to know how much we appreciate them,” said Kathy Snider, co-chair. “Toy Shop is what it is because of them.”
Samples and Snider said the sales would not be a success without another group of people other than donators and shoppers.
“We’re grateful to our many volunteers,” said Samples.
“We couldn’t do it without them,” Snider said.
Next up for the Toy Shop is pre-registration for the families needing the organization’s help this year. Pre-registration will be 9 a.m. to noon and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Toy Shop, 111 S. 9th St.
Parents and guardians will need to register their own children. Social security numbers of both parents and children must be provided.