The Gadsden Service Guild’s annual rummage sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at Gadsden’s Convention Hall, located at 344 South First Street. The sale begins at 6 a.m. General ticket entry is $1 and can be purchased at the door. Doors will close at 11 a.m. and will re-open at 12 p.m. for a $5 bag sale. All ticket and item purchases must be paid in cash. The rummage sale is a two-fold event. Not only is it a sale of gently-used items (blankets, furniture, clothing and children’s toys) it is a fundraiser to support Etowah County service organizations.
“The rummage sale enables the Service Guild to allocate funding to area non-profits,” said Brittany Megois, ways and means chair for the Guild. “Last year, we were able to donate over $19,000 to thirteen organizations.” Some of the organizations are MANNA, The James M. Barrie Center, The Etowah Free Clinic, Way of the Cross Ministries and the YMCA.
This year the Guild is hosting a VIP Preview Shopping & Cocktail Party Nov. 1, from 5-8 p.m. Attendees at the preview party will be able to shop the sale early while enjoying a wine and hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening. Tickets for the VIP Preview Shopping Party are $10 and can be purchased from any Guild member or by calling 256. 441.0345.
Service Guild president, Catherine McCord Bailey, said that they hope that the VIP Preview Shopping & Cocktail Party will allow the Guild to boost profits from the sale so they can allocate more money to the community next year. “The money we raise is important to the community and we would love to be able to give even more than last year,” said Bailey.
The Gadsden Service Guild is an organization of over 50 women in Etowah County who serve the area through fundraising and community service events. The mission of the Guild is to “build community through service.” For more information about the Rummage Sale or the VIP Preview Party, please contact Shalon Hathcock Steed via firstname.lastname@example.org.