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FLASHY FINDS: Weekend “Rummage Sale” Funds Blowing Rock Student Scholarships

Kathy Earley (left) and club president Jackie Christian are among the Blowing Rock Women’s Club member sticking their necks out in support of college-bound Blowing Rock students. Photographic image by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

By David Rogers. June 1, 2017. BLOWING ROCK, NC — If you like “sales” of the “yard,” “garage,” or “rummage” variety, Blowing Rock Women’s Club has just the opportunity for you this weekend as the club hosts its 1st Annual Blowing Rock Rummage Sale, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday (June 2) and from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, at the Blowing Rock Recreation Center, on the north side of the tennis courts in Memorial Park.

COVER IMAGE: Lots of fun and flash “stuff” at the Blowing Rock Women’s Club Rummage Sale. Photographic image by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

How fast are the grandkids’ feet growing? Photographic image by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

“All of the sale proceeds,” noted one of the event organizers, Anne Rhyne, “will go to the Women’s Club’s Scholarship Fund aimed at supporting local students to advance their education in college.”

From high-end to low-end, this rummage sale has an abundance, event committee member Elaine Crowell explained to Blowing Rock News while helping get things priced and the displays organized.

The more money we make on fundraisers like this, the more scholarships we are able to provide for deserving Blowing Rock students.

Some items are whimsical, if not unusual… Photographic image by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

“We are so grateful for the generosity of so many people in Blowing Rock,” Crowell said. “There is such a wide variety of items. We have books, some of which are autographed by their respective authors. We have toys and baby items. There are linens. There are decorative items, some of which have holiday themes.  We have antique glassware, small furniture, small appliances, jewelry, as well as both new and gently used clothing and shoes.”

From baubles to bobby pins…Photographic image by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

Rhyne added, “There are some very high end items that are priced even lower than you might find them on the Internet, at such sites like e-Bay.  On the other end of the spectrum, we have hundreds of items that are priced at $1.00 or less.

“Rummage sales are loads of fun,” Rhyne concluded. “You just never know what treasures you’ll find, or some value-priced item that you’ll see and say, ‘I’ve been needing that,’ or ‘I’ve been wanting one of those.’  And there is great comfort in knowing that the money you are spending goes to a great cause because few things are as important as a young person’s education.”

The money you are spending buys something you may want or need, but there is a double benefit, too: All of the money goes to a GREAT cause.

For the Samurai in the family…Photographic image by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

The Blowing Rock Women’s Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1975. Each year the club gives college scholarships to deserving students who are graduates of Blowing Rock School and Watauga High School, based on academic achievement as well as financial need considerations.  The 2017 college scholarship recipients are Collin Linville and Kevin Kapral.

Jackie Christian, this year’s President of Blowing Rock Women’s Club, explained to Blowing Rock News, “The amount and number of scholarship awards each year depends on how much money we have raised in the just preceding year. So our rummage sale is very important. You know, oftentimes one person’s castoffs is another person’s treasure. In a sale like this, for a bargain price maybe you get something that you have been needing, or maybe just a fun gift for a friend or another toy for a grandchild. You just simply don’t know what you’ll find!”


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