“I just love everything about (The Salvation Army) and coming to these yard sales, you never know what your going to get,” said Christel Carpenter as she was leaving Saturday’s sale.
Carpenter said her and her husband do there best to make it to both of the organization’s summer sales for two reasons, one because there is always a treasure, big or small, to be found and two because they like to show their support for The Salvation Army.
“They just do great things for the people in the community.”
Although there were no big purchases made by the Carpenters’ this weekend, they were still thrilled to be walking away with a few good books that will later translate into hours of imaginary adventure.
As for the sale as a whole, Arlene Ayles manager of the Salvation Army Sorting Centre, said it couldn’t have been going any better.
“We had a line-up at 9 a.m. and it really hasn’t stopped.”
She said before noon she was sure they had sold more than half of the merchandise they had put out, which is amazing.
“We have been selling a little bit of everything, from clothes, books, records, furniture to children’s toys.”
Ayles said this sale also included some unique items like a saxophone, golf clubs and some retro furniture.
“We try to make sure we have a little bit of everything for everyone.”
Ayles said the community this summer had been “just great” when it came to showing support for both the yard sale and with their donations.
“This really couldn’t be done without the community. They are really what drive us to do what we do.”
She said what is most important to note about the sale is that not only is it making room for future donations, but the dollars raised will stay and be used right in the Moose Jaw community.
For those people wanting to make new donations, Ayles said the center is open from 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday.
“A lot of people don’t realize we are open on Saturdays, but we are and are always ready for more donations.”
As for those larger items, Ayles said the organization’s pick-up service is set to be up and running come September.
For more on upcoming events at the Salvation Army, visit www.moosejawcorps.com.