Senior Center Rummage Sale

Bea Smyka’s rummage sale purchase.

This week I covered the rummage sale at the Meridian Senior Center. It was a two day event; Friday August 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday August 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. After noon on Saturday everything was marked down to half of the original price that it was tagged.

There were many items donated. Anyone from the community that wanted to drop off things could. The center priced them and organized the items into categories on various tables inside.

I spoke with both volunteers and shoppers. Shoppers heard about it from signs that were posted around Meridian Township.

Meridian resident and senior center volunteer Bea Smyka was there both days. She fell in love with the rooster pictured above, but waited until Saturday to purchase it so it would be $3.50 instead of $7.

I did not have a hard time getting people to talk with me on camera, most were happy to do so. Duane Possanza, one of the original board of directors and founder of the senior center back in 1995, still volunteers each week. He was grateful and thanked me for being there.

The money raised will go towards supplies needed at the center, operations such as Mother’s Day gifts for mothers and also scholarship money. That interested me because I did not know what scholarship money meant. It is for those residents that cannot afford their yearly membership, so scholarship money is given to them after they apply for it. I think that is a great thing 🙂

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