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Free Rummage Sale / Back to School Event

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For the last several years, the Methodist Church in Caledonia has held a Free Rummage Sale and Back to School event for Houston County residents who are in need. They call it the Give Away! This event has grown so much that some extra help is needed. 

The event is held during the week of the county fair. This year it will be held Thursday, August 16 from 12 pm-7 pm and Friday morning, August 17. It will be open to all of the community on Friday afternoon with items available for a free-will offering. This event is for Houston County residents in need of a little extra help getting their children ready for the school year, through the donations of backpacks, school supplies, and gently used clothing. 

We are looking for donations of school supplies. There is a special need for new backpacks, calculators, dry erase markers, markers, and Clorox wipes, as well as general school supplies, such as notebooks and folders. Last year more than 100 backpacks were given out. They also need children’s clothing of all sizes. 

There is also a great need for helpers to assist with setting up. If you are able to help with the setting up of this event, please contact Mary Zaffke, zaffkes@springgrove.coop. Set-up of the Give Away will happen the beginning of the week of August 12. We would like to have donations at Trinity by August 12. Trinity will have an area set aside in the Fellowship Hall where you can bring your donations.