ASHLAND — Rummaging is back.
Ashland County Cancer Association’s eighth annual Rummage Sale kicks off from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 10 at the fairgrounds’ Mozelle Hall and Grandstand at 2048 Claremont Ave. The sale continues through the weekend:
• June 11: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• June 12: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The organization has been collecting items for the sale since March 1. Angela Woodward, ACCA’s executive director, said more than 800 boxes of donated items have been dropped off. The last call for donations was 3 p.m. on Thursday.
“They fill Mozelle (Hall) and the Grandstand completely,” Woodward said of the boxes of donated items.
The team will sort and organize the items onto hundreds of tables throughout the two buildings.
“It’s not going to be just a bunch of stuff thrown on a table,” she said. “It’s clean, sorted, organized — we make it easy to shop. We provide bags, we have people to help people carry stuff out to their cars. We want to provide a pleasant shopping experience.”
Woodward said among the items available are clothes, purses, furniture, tools, toys, books, gaming systems and shoes. Most items will be available for a suggested donation, Woodward said. Some of them will have price tags, ranging from $5 to $50.
The proceeds go back into ACCA’s efforts to provide financial assistance and service to those battling cancer. Woodward said the first rummage sale raised $200.
“It just kept growing and growing, though,” she said. The last four years have seen returns of $6,000, $8,000, $10,000 and the sale raised $15,000 last year — even during a pandemic.
Woodward said last year’s event was postponed until July because of COVID-19. The setback did not seem to negatively affect attendance, with 500 people who showed.
“On day one,” she said, laughing.
For more information on the event, call 419-281-1863.