Annual Yard Sale
Under the leadership of a group of our parishioners, volunteers sort through the mounds of ‘treasures’ donated by parish members, set up tables, price the merchandise and greet each shopper who passes through our doors. One person usually takes the lead. For the past few years it has been organized by the choir who help with the set up of the items donated for the yard sale, the pricing of these items and the selling. A volunteer list is posted for anyone in the congregation who can help. The Scouts are asked to assist in the moving outside of sale items, cooking/selling of hotdogs and cold drinks and the packing up of any items left at the end of the day. The Ladies’ Guild organizes the sale of baked goods and coffee/muffins. The Sunday School staff and children take care of the collection of gently used toys to raise money for the child they sponsor each year. One member (or a small group) takes on the responsibility of confirming advertising in local newspapers, posters to distribute in the neighbourhood, Sunday morning bulletin inserts, requests for float money, purchase of food/beverage supplies for the Scouts, signage for the day of the sale.