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By Toni DeRosa
Wasco Tribune 

Wasco Woman's Club rummage sale is back

 

March 25, 2021

Toni DeRosa | Wasco Tribune

Marlene Swan and Yolanda Reyna set up the dinnerware table at a previous sale.

After the pandemic ceased all fundraising activities for the Wasco Woman's Club, the club is bringing back its rummage sale April 9-10.

The Woman's Club has been gathering items for the sale for over 18 months.

"The members of Wasco Woman's Club have been cleaning out their closets," President Cheryl Woody said. "Like many people they were looking for an activity to fill their hours during covid isolation. Now as we cautiously emerge, club members are getting ready for what used to be an annual rummage sale. The sale has been scheduled and rescheduled several times and the donations are piling up. The club members were also involved with several estate sales and there are great bargains for the community."

Woody said that the sale will be held Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"This year there will be two locations, the Woman's Clubhouse at 1601 7th Street and the parking lot on the corner of 7th and Birch."

Wood said that the rummage sale is one of the club's main fundraisers and proceeds will be used to provide services to the community such as the High School Special Education Prom and Christmas Party, High School Art Show, middle school activities such as the Oral Language and Science Fair.

"Unfortunately, many of these activities were canceled this year. The club works with other service organizations in the community such as Toys for Tigers, Salvation Army, Orange Heart, Wasco Historical Society, Sheriffs' Activity League, Rose Queen Pageant and the VFW," Woody added. "We were very pleased to be able to host the Candidates Forum in October and the Star Remembrance Program in November."

Woody said that the club focuses on five major areas to improve the community; arts and culture, environment, education and libraries, health and wellness, civic engagement and outreach.

"On the state and national level, Woman's Clubs are advocates for children, work with domestic, sexual violence awareness and prevention programs, and work with our representatives to enact legislation and public policy," she said. "We are proud of our historical achievements."

Toni DeRosa | Wasco Tribune

Members Brenda Greenfield and Chris Gibson kept a watchful eye on the one of the Christmas-themed tables at a previous sale.

This year's Rummage Sale is overflowing with many collectables as well as like- new items such as sets of dishes, fine crystal, Christmas decorations complete with boxes of lights, a Halloween decorated table and several silver pieces.

There is also a selection of clothing for both men and women along with bedding, lamps and books.

"If you are interested in giving back please consider becoming a member of the Woman's Club," Woody said. "Stop by the rummage sale, we will be happy to introduce you to community service. You can also contact us through our Facebook page or email us at [email protected]"

 

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