The second annual yard sale at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church over the weekend was a huge financial success, raising over $10,000 in two days.
That money will go toward building a new church which fundraising chairman Frank Steckler estimates will still take “several years”.
Proceeds from the yard sale, he feels will help make a difference.
“It was a lot of work, but without work, you get nothing,” he said. “It takes a long time to raise that much money.”
Of the funds raised, about $2,000 came from a raffle.
Steckler estimated that about 90 per cent of the items sold at the yard sale were donated by parishioners, with further support coming from the community.
Four truckloads worth of items were kept in his garage, and he and a crew of others from the church spent all day Thursday and all day Friday collecting, sorting and pricing.
Despite having sold thousands of dollars’ worth of items, some stuff remained unsold by the end of the weekend.
Those items will be donated to other places in need.
“It goes to various charities, and a lot of it goes to libraries,” he said. “We don’t throw out much.”
Steckler and three others from the church spent Monday loading their vehicles with remaining items for delivery to different places.