What Departments Are at Yard Sale?

Books: adult and children books, sheet music, CDs, LPs, and DVDs. Please no textbooks, cassette tapes or VCRs. Coordinator: Jennifer Maloney

Clothing and Shoes: both adult and children’s sections, includes purses, hats, accessories and costumes.  All baby items are in the children’s section. Please no infant/child car seats. Adult Coordinator – Mary Staab; Children Coordinator – Janet Levine

Collectables:  vintage “stuff” and stuff that has some value, jewelry, home décor, frames, artwork, knickknacks and chachki (sigh).   (items of higher value are pulled and sold on eBay) Coordinator: Rebecca Claycamp

Computers and Electronics: computers and laptops designed for Window 7 or newer, software and peripherals. Can sell LCD (flat) monitors, laser printers (with test page); Inkjet printers will not sell unless accompanied by a dated, recent sample test page.  Please do not bring CRT monitors, keyboards and mice with the PS/2 (round) connector.  Sound system items; radios & stereos; game stations and games. (floor lamps go to furniture; smaller plug-ins and kitchen items to kitchen and household), keyboards and musical instruments (go figure).  TVs only LCD and LED (no tube TVs). Coordinator: Gordon Gipe

Crafts and Holiday: craft supplies (i.e., anything you can buy at Michael’s), including material; decorations and decorative items for any holiday from Christmas to Easter to Halloween. Coordinators: Gina Linton and Astrid Crookshank

Furniture:  Indoor and outdoor.  Floor lamps here, too.  Please don’t drop off or have the truck pick up items in pieces UNLESS the parts are taped together (preferably with directions) OR you come by and assemble the item at the Yard Sale. Coordinator: Tom Kettler

Garage:  All of the “stuff” that ends up in many/most garages, including bikes, hardware, lawn and garden items, luggage, pet supplies, sporting goods, and tools. Coordinator: Bill Harral

Kitchen and household:  Dishes and glassware, cookware, kitchen appliances, and utensils. Blankets and comforters.  No sheets or towels. Coordinator: Lauren Gibson

Toys:  all sorts of toys, games, and puzzles. Coordinator: Jamie Pflasterer

If you have questions, contact Rebecca Claycamp at rdclaycamp@gmail.com

Things NOT to Bring to Yard Sale

One thing that can seriously complicate getting ready for Yard Sale is dealing with items that are difficult for us to handle and/or are problematic or illegal for us to sell (and even more of a problem to dispose of). Please do not bring or ask the truck to bring any of the following items: ANYTHING broken, dilapidate, dirty, stained or taking more that 2 people to carry; bike helmets; cassette tapes; chemicals and pesticides; child booster seats or car seats; large entertainment centers; flammables and fuel; furniture in pieces (tape parts together/include directions OR help assemble onsite); linens (except blankets); used paints for house/home; pianos (unless you deliver); televisions with tubes (can only sell LCD/LED); textbooks and encyclopedias.

Getting Ready for Yard Sale

YARD SALE NEEDS YOU!!! We are in full planning mode for our annual Yard Sale on Saturday, June 1. Yard sale drop off will begin on Sunday, May 26 after church service. Sign up can be done here on our website or on sign-up sheets at church. The Yard Sale is a great way to give back to the community, to meet members of the congregation you don’t know, and to have FUN!!! The event is also an important fundraiser for the congregation. Direct any questions to Rebecca Claycamp at rdclaycamp@gmail.com. Contact Rebecca and she also can also find just the “job” to match your time and talents. If each adult member will do at least two things on the list below, the event will be a huge success.

  1. Prior to May 26 commit and sign up to help in a department.
  2. Say “YES” when approached by a Department Coordinator to help with a department.
  3. Each time you drop off items, make sure that items arrive at the department they belong; sort clothes into designated sections.
  4. After you properly drop off items, donate at least an hour to help with a department that needs help sorting and/or pricing. How-to guides will be posted in most departments.
  5. Have expertise? Help identify valuable items from the mounds of stuff.
  6. Starting on the 26th , bring in large sized cardboard boxes, plastic grocery bags and spare hangers for the Clothing Department. Different boxes are useful in other departments (e.g., low shallow boxes for books).
  7. Work any day/evening with truck pick-up of furniture.
  8. Donate needed food items for our “snack bar.”
  9. On June 1, work in a department for at least 2 hours, especially between 7-10 (the busiest time).
  10. Volunteer to help with clean-up (1:30 pm on Saturday).