JSL Attic Sale to be held Oct. 6

Published 8:05 pm Thursday, September 20, 2018

It’s almost time.

The Junior Service League’s annual Attic Sale – popularly known as “The Big One,” – is set Oct. 6 at Callaway Conference Center of West Georgia Technical College.  Bargain-hunting begins at 8 a.m. for $5 admission and $1 admission for an 8:30 a.m. entry.

Those who want a headstart can shop the presale Oct. 5 from 6-8 p.m. ($5 admission, price and a half for purchases.)

“For more than 40 years, the Junior Service League of LaGrange has raised funds to benefit the community by hosting this tremendous sale,” said Jennifer Wallace, 2018 Attic Sale chairwoman.  “This year’s sale promises to be one of our largest. We have been collecting donations for almost a year, and there will be tons of great stuff available.”

A new feature this year will be a vintage table offering collectibles and classic items from yesteryear.  A boutique section features artwork and  high-end items, many of them new and donated by local businesses. The JSL Attic Sale has become a tradition for many local shoppers.

LaGrange resident Dan Baker, who has been attending the sale for more than 15 years, said he never goes home empty-handed.

“There’s always plenty of bargains, and the money goes back into the community,” Baker said. “It’s the highlight of my year.  I feel like a kid at Christmas. You never know what you’re going to find.”

Wallace agrees.

“What can you find at the Attic Sale?  Absolutely everything,” she said. “We will have great bargains on household goods of all types: kitchenware and appliances, bath and linens, children’s clothing, toys and baby equipment, furniture, seasonal items, garden and sports equipment, home décor and more.”

Founded in 1973, Junior Service League of LaGrange is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

The organization’s most recent service project was a book drive that gathered thousands of children’s books for BLOCKS, a local early learning initiative.