07/12/11 The Marshall County Church Orchestra will hold a carport sale on Saturday, July 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Miller’s Senior Living Community, located at 625 Oakhill Ave. has graciously offered the use of their car port for this fundraiser. The orchestra is an all volunteer organization and the proceeds of the sale will help with orchestra expenses such as sheet music and music books.
“Our biggest expense,” explained director Don Harness, “is purchasing music. We do try our best to purchase music from internet sites and at music stores during sales; but, music is costly.”
The orchestra has held other fundraisers such as their annual beef and noodle dinner in the spring and last year they began selling concessions during their summer concert series. An orchestra member presented the idea to try a yard sale type fundraiser. The group has banded together (pun intended) and they are now collecting items for the sale.
There are two ways the orchestra can make money during this sale. Anyone interested in renting a table space for ten dollars may do so. The orchestra collects the ten dollars while the person renting the space collects all other monies. If you are not interested in renting a table but you do have items you’d like to donate to the orchestra you may do so. An orchestra member will be glad to pick your items up and put them in the sale and garner proceeds in that way. If you don’t want to do either; you may come out to Miller’s on the 16th of July and shop at the carport sale. Hot dogs pop and popcorn will also be on sale. Orchestra members will also be providing soothing shopping music during the sale.
Interesting items that have been collected for sale so far are: exercise bikes, “I Love Lucy” collectibles, record albums, men’s suits and shoes, aloe vera plants, umbrellas, a crystal bowl, a porcelain tea pot, women’s large size clothing, a wooden gun rack, jewelry and much more.
To rent a table or to donate items please call Cindy at 574-952-3661 or Annette at 574-220-8039.
Photo: MCCO member Annette Ray picks up items for the orchestra carport sale from orchestra patron, Burl Flagg.