by Martha Quetsch
Annette Theobald has coordinated the St. Gallâ€™s Church rummage sale during Elburn Days since 2004. A focus emerges for each annual sale based on people’s donations, she said.
â€œEvery year, it seems like we have a different theme,â€ Theobald said.
This year, craft supplies will be the highlight of the sale. The reason is, St. Gall’s received a multitude of craft items from a local resident who no longer wanted them. St. Gall’s designated a special room this year to accommodate the craft items.
â€œWe had a crew of more than eight people, who loaded eight cars from the house with craft supplies,â€ Theobald said.
Theobald said she and other sale volunteers have not yet opened all of the boxes the resident gave them. She added that items that don’t sell during Elburn Days will be donated to organizations such as Wayside Cross and the Cancer Federation. St. Gall’s designated a special room this year to accommodate the craft items.
Last year, someone donated many lighthouse items, so that was a sale highlight. Another year, the sale featured an inordinant number of pasta-making machines.
â€œIt just depends upon what the trend is,â€ Theobald said.
Proceeds from the St. Gall rummage sale will benefit church programs.
Other charitable organizations can stop by before the sale closes on Saturday afternoon to pick leftovers they think they can sell.
Rummage event details
St. Gall Church’s 22nd annual rummage sale, in the parish hall and basement classrooms, will be full of household goods, books, sporting goods, electronics, toys, home-improvement items, small furniture, bikes, lamps, tools, shoes and clothing. St. Gall Parish Hall is located at Route 47 and Shannon Street.
The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. A bake sale will also be held both days. A bag sale starts at 1 p.m. that Saturday, during which items other than clothes will be offered at half price. Proceeds will help meet parish needs. For information, call (630) 365-6030.