Three Forks United Methodist Church Fall Rummage Sale next week
September 27, 2023
The Three Forks United Methodist Church Fall Rummage Sale is just around the corner, with the popular event scheduled for Thursday, October 5, to Saturday, October 7.
Donations will be accepted at 124 2nd Avenue East in Three Forks on Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to noon or until space runs out.
This year's sale will begin on Thursday, October 5, with a Moonlight Madness Sale from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The hours for Friday, October 6, are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Rummage Sale and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Half Price Sale.
The Saturday, October 7 hours will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This includes a Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., an $8 Sloppy Joe Lunch (Dine-In or Drive Through) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a Free for All from noon to 2 p.m. with food items excluded.
According to congregation member Diane Phillips, the church has been hosting the rummage sale for over 40 years, with Jane Ann Cooper leading the sale for over 20 years, then Lynnette Van Luchene stepping in for another ten-plus years.
"We now have various people step up. We thank all our volunteers as we couldn't do it without them," Phillips said.
Over the last 20 years, the church has hosted sales in the spring and fall.
"It helps our church financially, but more importantly, it benefits a lot of the families in town with clothes, shoes, bedding, cookware, and other household items. We try to take in clean and very usable donations. People depend on these sales," Phillips said.
Organizers are accepting clean, working, and useable items. Those donating are asked not to bring electronics, computers/monitors, TVs, mattresses, pillows, entertainment stands, or full-sized furniture. Regarding clothes, please do not bring anything stained, dirty, or flawed. Please do not bring car seats, opened used or expired health/skincare products, or anything broken.
"The community is very generous in donating items for the sale. We usually have more donations than we can accept due to space. We are very thankful to all who donate," Phillips said.