It’s been ten years of lamps, books, jewelry, and gently used winter coast. A decade of pianos, chairs, Tupperware and teddy bears, headed off to new homes. Hundreds of casserole dishes, thousands of CDs and lots – and lots – of money raised for the Lincoln City Cultural Center. And now, it’s here: the 10th annual Winter Rummage Sale at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101 inside the historic Delake School.
The Winter Rummage Sale will be open from 9 am to 3 pm, rain or shine, on Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18. Volunteer clerks will accept cash and checks, and credit cards on all balances over $10. The LCCC will provide lunch and snacks for sale both days.
Among the many items for sale will be a glass display cabinet, a bar-height table and chairs, and other small pieces of furniture. Shoppers will also find a variety of small appliances, books, artwork, and clothing.
All proceeds from this annual sale go to the operations of the LCCC, a nonprofit center for arts, culture, and community that serves north Lincoln and south Tillamook counties. Last year’s sale generated $5000 – enough to cover the center’s utility bills through March. It’s a labor of love led by volunteer Clarissa Gillis, who has been “Queen of the Masking Tape and Sharpies” since 2011.
There’s another opportunity here, of course: donations. If you’re doing your annual January clutter-busting, the center will welcome what you can’t use: housewares, small appliances, electronics, bed and bath items, books, DVDs and CDs, children’s toys, boxed games and puzzles (with all the pieces), knick-knacks and clean clothing in good repair.
“We’re really thankful when donations are clean, unbroken and in working order, especially electronics. If everything is complete it saves time because the marking can go quickly,” Gillis said in this year’s annual announcement. “And, we always need donations of bags: paper, cloth or plastic.”
Gillis and her army of volunteers will be accepting donations at the center from 9 am to 3 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 13, 14 and 15, and from 9 am to 1 pm on Thursday, Jan. 16. These donations are tax-deductible, and receipts will be available. To learn more, call the center at 541-994-9994, or Gillis at 541-764-2260.
If you’d like to volunteer, as a sorter, bagger, pricer, mover or cashier, call one of the numbers listed above. All volunteers receive complimentary lunch, snacks, and beverages.