VFW Yard Sale has a lot to offer, tables open

Published 9:23 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017

By Gabrielle Jansen
The LaGrange Daily News

This weekend has a lot of entertainment to offer for families in the community.

The Lagrange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4629 is holding a yard sale to raise money for its veteran fund relief on Saturday. Quarter Mast Diana Murphy said the money raised will go toward supporting local veterans.

“That helps support veterans and their families in times of need, like if they need help with electricity or rent or anything else like that,” Murphy said.

Donated items being sold on Saturday include furniture, kitchen appliances, Christmas decorations, clothes and toys, Murphy said.

“It’s just like a regular yard sale, but to raise money for the local veterans,” Murphy said.

In addition to selling donations, the organization is letting people rent tables to sell their own items at the yard sale, Murphy said.

“We’re also going to be renting tables inside for $10 for somebody who wants to come in to sell their own stuff or $5 outside and maybe get 10 percent [of their profits] to go into the fund also,” she said.

Murphy said the nonprofit holds yard sales whenever they have enough donations to sell.

“We have them whenever we can,” she said. “Whenever we can get things donated or collected to help us out.”

The nonprofit currently has 170 members.

“We’re looking for more new members to join,” Murphy said.

Along with yard sales, the group also fundraises through the year with raffles and cookouts to help the post, Murphy said.

“All money raised goes to helping our veterans and keeping the Post open,” she said.

The yard sale will be held from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at 305 W. Haralson Street.

There’s also plenty of other entertainment this weekend. The Model Mile Ribbon Cutting will take place on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Adult and kid fun runs will take place at the trail entrance on Haralson Street. Activities also include corn hole, face painting, frisbee golf and food trucks.

The Troup County Community fest will be held at Calumet Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will feature free food, relay races and face painting.

If you are ready for the weather to change seasons, Southern Charm will be hosting a Christmas in July open house from 2 p.m. to 7p.m. on Saturday. They will have a Lula Roe pop-up party, a frozen hot chocolate bar, prizes and giveaways at 300 East Bacon Street.

If you want sit down entertainment, the LSPA is performing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee from July 20 to July 29 at the LSPA Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students

For those that love fresh produce, the Market on Main is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. It will be held at the corner of E. Depot and Main Street.