Brundidge Rotary to hold large rummage sale in August

Published 11:32 pm Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Brundidge Rotary Club will hold a Gigantic Rummage Sale as a fundraiser for its scholarship and RYLA programs from 7 a.m. until on Aug. 2 at Grandmaw’s Kitchen parking lot in downtown Brundidge.

Jennifer W. Garrett, Club president, said the Rotary Club will have a wide variety of items for sale and will also rent booth spaces for others to sell items.

“The booths are about 20×20 feet and are $10 each,” Garrett said. “You can sell anything from clothes to household items to furniture and appliances. Also, the Rotary Club would greatly appreciate the donation of any items to our booth.”

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Garrett said any items donated to the Rotary Club’s booth that are not sold will be donated to the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Troy.

Those who have items to donate to the Rotary Club’s booth may make pickup arrangements by calling 334-268-0986.

The funds raised at the Gigantic Yard Sale will benefit the Rotary Club’s annual scholarship program. Graduating seniors at area high schools are eligible to make application for the scholarships. Six scholarships were awarded to 2014 graduates.

“The money that we raise will also help send two local students to RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, a four-day camp at Camp ASCCA at Jackson Gap,” Garrett said. “High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply and all expenses are paid. RYLA is designed to teach team building and leadership skills.”

The students are selected to attend RYLA through an application process that includes the writing of an essay with a specific topic.

Two Pike County High School students, Chelsea Linson and William Goombar, recently attended RYLA.

Garrett has attended RYLA as a volunteer for two years and the experience has been rewarding and uplifting, she said.

“I have been so impressed with the positive attitudes and enthusiasm of the young people who attend the camp,” she said. “They take the camp seriously and will be better leaders at their schools and in their communities because of the experiences they have at RYLA.”