Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

August 30, 2013

Rummage Mania lets buyers set the price

The Daily Iowegian

---- — New Hope Counseling Center is making preparations for their fourth annual Rummage Mania event. Every year donations pour forth in abundance. It just keeps getting better and better. The entire event has been such a huge blessing, with many people anticipating its arrival, both the givers and the receivers. The community now looks forward to this event as an opportunity to give out of their own abundance to those who need a blessing. We’ve seen everything from spaghetti makers to Santa suits, and everything in between.

You can call it a flea market, but that’s probably the only thing you won’t find. It’s row after row of riches, and you don’t have to bring a coupon. You shop, you pick, you pay. It’s that simple. There are no price tags, so you set the price.

On Friday morning we’ll have some fresh baked goodies available. Baked goods are priced. So swing by and get a treat for the office or take a sweet treat to a shut in. What a special way to be a blessing.

To make this the huge success that it’s come to be, we need your stuff. Consider this your call to clean your closets, your garage, the basement or attic. Because this event is intended to help people in need, we ask that there be no gathering of items for re-sale. Also, no early shoppers. All proceeds go to support the local mission work of New Hope Counseling Center, providing Biblical counseling free of charge.

Drop off dates will be Monday, Sept. 9 through Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 12 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 603 W. State St. in Centerville. Enter through the west doors and leave your items in the gym.

Rummage Mania will be Friday, Sept. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enter through the west doors of the First Baptist Church and find the sale in the gym.