KENILWORTH – Quantity and quality converge at the Kenilworth Union Church 2016 Rummage Sale, set for July 14 and 16. In an annual tradition dating back nearly 70 years, donated goods are sold to the public in support of 40 benevolence agencies. New this year is a silent auction of premier items, scheduled for July 6.
The extensive Rummage Sale shopping selection includes a wealth of items ranging from kitchenware to electronics to sporting goods, clothing, and decorative items.
“Shoppers will be invited to explore two buildings full of neatly displayed items arranged by category,” noted Katie Nahrwold, who serves as one of three Rummage coordinators this year, with Hope Poor and Cris Guthrie. “There will be something for everyone, from those searching to clothe their families at bargain prices to those who are looking for special collectible items and luxury goods.”
“We’ll offer everything from everyday tools and toys to fine dining place settings and antique tea sets,” added Nahrwold.
A team of dedicated volunteers sort donated items carefully to ensure a high level of quality and durability in items featured in the sale.
Donations are accepted between June 9 and July 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Church manse, located at 417 Warwick Road, Kenilworth. Donations are not accepted on Sundays or July 4, when the drop-off center is closed. Items may not be left overnight. Pick-up services are available for a small fee for furniture and larger items.
The new silent auction is open to the public from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on July 6. It includes selections from “treasures,” jewelry, and the “French room,” which include some of the most precious donated items. Shoppers may preview items and place written bids at the event.
The pre-sale with extended hours takes place on Thursday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to noon, when shoppers pay a 50 percent premium for a first chance to shop the sale. The Rummage Sale takes place on Saturday, July 16, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At the core of rummage is a commitment to serving those in need. Each year, Kenilworth Union selects benevolence agencies to support through its Outreach program. Proceeds from rummage are distributed to those agencies.
It is a win-win situation, according to rummage volunteer chair Gina Gooden. “We know that our time and effort is not only raising funds for our Outreach agencies but is also providing low cost items to people who need them,” she said. “There’s a sense of community that builds among Church friends. And there’s knowing, at the end of the day, that you’re part of something that’s very special to our community.”
For more information, please visit www.kuc.org or call (847) 251-4272.
Submitted by Kenilworth Union Church, a nondenominational Christian church inviting all to join on a faith journey to worship God through Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit.