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Yard sale benefits charities

Published 7:49am Friday, September 6, 2013

Your impulse buy may fund a Ugandan well.
The proceeds of a yard sale at Zion Episcopal Church today will not only help local charities, but also it will help the Global Water Partnership, which provides water for desolate parts of the world. The yard sale begins at 7 a.m.
“We look at it as a ministry,” said Jan Hindsley about the sale she helped organize. “It’s a wonderful use of our resources.”
The yard sales have become a tradition for the church. Hindsley estimated the sales started 15 or 20 years ago.
“We always say we are not going to do it again, and then we end up doing it,” she said. “It’s exhausting, but it is rewarding.”
Hindsley said volunteers make it a point to make sure every appliance works and every item is in good condition. This year’s sale includes old-fashion scales and a collection of handmade baskets that Hindsley described as “gorgeous.” Hindsley also described an antique wooden bench, one of the few pieces of furniture at this year’s sale. The bench had a built-in copper planter.
The sale officially started Friday evening. A presale of quilting fabric went on sale Wednesday.
Nothing will go to waste at this yard sale. What is left of the books will be donated to Brown Library. Clothing will go to 15th Street Church of God’s closet. “One of our members is part of the Saturday Night Jamboree. We’ll give them any stuffed animals we have left,” Hindsley said.
The rest is earmarked for Goodwill.
The yard sale will wrap up at around 9 a.m. when the group starts packing up, but that time is not written in stone.
“We’ll take our time packing,” Hindsley said.
Zion Episcopal Church is located at 7322 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington. For more information, call 946-3367. Learn more about the Global Water Project at

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