Clinton First UMC plans annual garage sale

3/17/2009

Where can you get a great deal on used household goods and do good for God’s household too?

 At the Clinton First United Methodist Church Missions Garage Sale April 3-4. This annual event raises funds for church mission projects and brings people from miles away to get great deals on furniture, electronics, toys, books, jewelry, kitchen items, outdoor equipment, clothes and almost anything else. The church is located on U.S. 0 in Clinton across from Newk’s restaurant. ”Early bird” shopping will be available from 2-4 p.m. April 3 for $5. After 4 p.m., not entry fee will be charged. Doors will be open until 8 p.m. on April 3 and from 6 a.m. until noon on April 4.

Church members have been collecting their donations and bringing them to the church for several weeks. “This garage sale is a great way to make room in my closet, and I love that it is an easy way to help missions,” said church member Katie Conway.

Volunteers help label, sort, and display the items before and during this yearly event. Missions Committee Chair Mike Grove encouraged shoppers to come early to have the best choice and stay late. He noted that there will also be an assortment of homemade cakes, pies and cookies for sale.

Proceeds from the sale support local missions and trips to both Costa Rica and Russia. For information, call the church 601-924-6671.