Summit Seniors Rummage Sale 2018

Summit Seniors Rummage Sale 2018

December 6, 2019 0 By Kailee Schamberger


Welcome to County Connection where we
discuss events programs and services offered by Summit County Government.
This month we have a special episode dedicated to some of the great things
that happen here at the Summit County Community and Senior Center. I’m your
host Lorie Williams, I’m the manager of the Community and Senior Center so
thanks for joining us, our first segment is for July is the Summit County Senior
Citizens or SCS’s gigantic rummage sale, so here to tell us about it are
Brenda Alberico and Evie Lau. Brenda let’s start with you what is your role.>>I
am one of the three co-chairs for the rummage sale. And Evie I’m the chair of
the silent auction and have been for 15 years.>>That’s awesome,
so how long is the rummage sale been going on?>>So the rummage sale started in
the late 1990s, last year we had over 250 volunteers at over 3400 hours.>>Wow that’s
a lot, so what does the rummage sale do for the general public?>>So all of the
money that is generated by the rummage sale is given back to the community to
activities that seniors participate in help seniors such as Timberline Daycare,
Search-and-Rescue, FDRD, the Breckenridge Symphony Orchestra, Apenglow,
are just a few of them.>>Yes that was true, so how long does it take to get ready
for this event?>>So we begin collecting setting up on Monday July 31st and take
donations on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 to 4:30 and then the sale actually
starts Thursday night we have what we call a pre-sale where there is a $10
admission for adults to get the best of the items and then it continues on
Friday Saturday and Sunday morning and Sunday we have what’s called the $2 bag
everything you can fit in the bag is for two dollars and everything
outdoors that doesn’t fit in a bag is greatly reduced.>>Tthat sounds amazing and
a lot of work. Evie how about the silent auction when does that start and and do
you have any special items this year.>>We do indeed as usual. Thursday it begins at
the same time as the opening night it ends on Saturday at 4 o’clock, final bids
will be at 4 so be sure to be here at 3:30 and get your bids placed. We have
had some really great items in the past we’ve had Porsche, a Toyota Camry, we’ve had
a San Juan sailboat, and I would love to get another one of these items this year
if anyone watching would love to contribute, it’s a great tax deduction
and it’s a great contribution to what we do for all the people in Summit County
that has just have been mentioned. So also we have a lot of wine baskets,
probably 30 or so, we have many great certificates from our wonderful
merchants who support us every year, we have furniture that is really high-level
quality and antiques as usual, a lot of brass. We just will have a wonderful
auction once again.>>So I’m sure you’ve had some very unique items over the
years anything that stands out that?>>So last year we had some farm tool
that almost no one knew what it was and I can’t even remember but every year we
get something and it’s always, ask people what is this, and give it pretty much away if they can tell us what it is because it’s such an unusual item. Or we
have this year we have an antique accordion coming in so you never know.
>>Last year we also had what was called a church bench, the person who
contributed it said would you like this church bench and it was lovely, well we
got it here opened it up and it was a hide-a-bed. We had so many bids on that
not because they wanted a church bench but a lovely hide-a-bed.>>That’s awesome,
so what do you accept for both the silent auction and for the actual sale?
>>So we accept clothing, men’s, women’s, children’s. We accept outdoor clothing,
ski wear, that kind of thing, skis boots, any kind of outdoor activity,
small furniture, appliances, small appliances, you know like coffee pots, can
openers, etc., anything that would go in your kitchen. Complete computer systems
and laptops. We don’t just accept computer. Children’s toys, games, etc., shoes.
We do not accept books but pretty pretty much everything else.
>>And you did mention computers you said that we have a really wonderful system
that will be in the silent auction.>>Yes, it’s about twelve hundred dollars worth
of computer systems and stereo equipment, etc.>>Nice so do you think you have enough
volunteers for this?>>We can always use more volunteers, again we take volunteers
Monday through Sunday if you can come for two hours or four hours or all day
that would be great, there is no job we cannot find for you so if you can’t lift
or can’t stand we have positions where we can you can be used so we always can
use more volunteers. And of course the volunteers get first crack to look at
items that would be sold.>>And so how does the community find out about this event?
>>So we have posters all over, we’ll have ads in the newspapers,
Evie’s gonna hold up our poster, and the radio spot and TV spot of course are
some of our best advertising.>>And can you call the center or get on a website and
find that information?>>Yes you can come to the community center and pick up
information and can also go to the Summit County government website I’m
sure it’s on that.>>And the Summit Seniors also have their own website. it’s www dot
summit Senior Center dot com and the phone number here is 970.
668. 2940. Is there anything else you’d like to add ladies?
>>So just that last year we netted over fifty thousand dollars and all of that
money again goes back to the community.>>So thanks for the information Brenda
Evie, that wraps up our segment and we want to thank all those at home that
have joined us and please come down for the sale.>>One more comment we do accept
credit cards so that’s all it’s a big plus.>>Yeah great thank you ladies.