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Rummage sale gearing up at fairgrounds
WHAT: 63rd annual Orland Women's
Improvement Club Rummage Sale.
WHEN: 9 a.m.—6 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.—3 p.m., Saturday.
WHERE: Flaherty Hall, Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 E. Yolo St., Orland.
Flaherty Hall was filled with activity Monday as volunteers put out goods for a giant rummage sale.
The Orland Women's Improvement Club hosts its 63rd annual Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday at the Glenn County Fairgrounds.
Club President Salina Edwards said donations for the sale will be accepted through today at the hall building.
"Every penny we raise goes back into the community," Edwards said.
Organizations that benefit from the sale include the Orland Volunteer Fire Department, Orland Library, Girl Scout chapters, scholarship programs and more.
Edwards added last year 17 groups asked for donations from the women's club.
"We hope to raise between $6,000 and $10,000," she said.
Items for sale include clothing for women and men plus children's clothes, games, holiday decor, dishes, linens, books and more.
"We have it all," Edwards said. There are small appliances that have been tested for working order, bicycles, golf clubs and even vacuums.
There are even some live plants and artwork, too, she said.
The "Tiffany Table" is reserved for finer items, Edwards said, such as antiques and collectibles.
Prices range from 10 cents to $10.
"Everything is priced to sell," she said. "We don't want to keep anything."
What is left after the sale will be donated to other charities such as the ARC of Butte County or Salvation Army, which ever agency is willing to pick it up, Edwards said.
Volunteer Laurie Woodward said additional donations to the sale would be appreciated.
Her favorite cause is the history camp for youngsters each summer at the Alta Schmidt House Museum, she said.
Woodward also is President of the Orland Historical and Cultural Society that puts on the camp for fourth-graders - taking them back to the 1800s for a day.
Gene and Shirley Russell unpacked books for the sale and stacked them into book cases or on tables. Both are active in the Orland Friends of the Library group and the historical society.
Among the subjects are children's books, westerns, fiction and fitness offerings.
Other activities the women's club funds range from planting trees in the community to sponsoring birthday lunches at the Glenn County Senior Center for people 90 or older.