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April 6, 2014

Toy Shop hosts spring rummage sale

DUNCAN — The Toy Shop walked away from its spring rummage sale with an additional $4,000 to make a better Christmas for Duncan children.

The non-profit organization provides toys and other items to children of less fortunate families to allow them to have a good Christmas. Several fundraisers take place throughout the year, including a spud luncheon and two rummage sales.

“We’ve made at least $4,000,” Connie Roebuck, Toy Shop volunteer, said. “We don’t know the total yet.”

The rummage sale kicked off Friday. Although the doors to the Latham Building were supposed to open at 9 a.m., eager shoppers were waiting at 8 a.m. to get in.

The volunteers opened the doors early as a result.

“We made $3,800 the first day,” Roebuck said. “The second day isn’t quite a busy.”

But even up to 2 p.m. Saturday, when the event was supposed to end, people were still walking in to shop.

During the two-day span, the Toy Shop was able to help people in need. Not only did the non-profit raise money for Christmas, volunteers also provided items to a family who lost their home to a fire.

Roebuck said some of the remaining items would be donated to the Humane Society for its annual rummage sale. Other items will be donated to Good Will.

“We’ve had lots of good help,” she said. “We’ve had a ball. It’s basically a social event for us.”

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