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St. Philip's to hold garage sale Saturday

Get to know each other a little better, have fun, raise funds and enjoy a treat.

With that in mind, members of St. Philip's Lutheran Church will host a grand garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the church, 15th Street and Pleasant Drive.

More than 200 families of the church are expected to participate by donating items for the sale. Items will include gently used men's, women's and children's clothing, children's toys, household items, collectibles and antiques, indoor and outdoor furniture, garage and lawn items, books, sports and fitness equipment, holiday items and plants. Beverages and treats will be sold by the youth of the church. Free coffee will be available.

"We felt it was important to do an activity such as this for several reasons," committee member Margaret Goderstad said. "First, clean house, then provide that wonderful fellowship and fun."

The idea to hold a garage sale was suggested about a year ago, but the actual date was not scheduled until several months ago. Church families have been asked to donate quality items.

How much they will donate is not known, as the drop-off began only this week.

"We've heard that there will be lots of items," committee member Cheryl Bullington said.

Garage sale items will be sold inside and outside the church, with individual church rooms designated for a certain category of items. The larger furniture and lawn care equipment will be displayed outside.

Prices will be very reasonable, "priced to sell," Goderstad said.

The proceeds from the sale are designated for the church's general fund for expansion of the church's ministry. Matching funds will be provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Glenda Schnirring is chair of the garage sale. Other committee members are Mary Lou Christenson, Kathy Stockman, Sally Anderson, April Stricker, Beth Vaughan, Bert and Margaret Goderstad, Deb Carlson, Cheryl Bullington and John and Nancy Goldsmith.