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Santa’s Duncan elves are working on their biggest fundraiser before the busy season starts — it is time for the Fall Rummage Sale.

Kim Davis, Toy Shop Coordinator, said it was thanks to the community this fundraiser worked.

“People donate items for the rummage sale and then we have the rummage sale out at the fairgrounds,” she said. “All the money made from that goes back into the Toy Shop and that money in turn is what we use to buy toys for the children.”

Right now is set up time and people can volunteer or take donations.

“We will be at the fairgrounds Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and that’s when we’ll be setting up and trying to get everything organized,” Davis said. “We’ve been asking people if possible … to drop off their donations at the Fairground Expo building. Because we’ve had such great response, our building is packed.”

The sale itself is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 3 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Fairgrounds Expo Building.

After the sale the Toy Shop will get ready for the beginning of the end goals.

“We have a pre-registration in November where people can come and fill out their application and tell a little bit about their children and what kind of toys they like and then we hope to have those toys or something similar,” Davis said. When the dates are released they will be in The Duncan Banner.

To apply, parents will need Social Security numbers for each child, and proof that school aged children are enrolled in the Duncan School system.

Davis said thanks to some thrifty shopping and hard work from volunteers each child now receives around $60 in gifts.

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