Mayfield Yard Sale Benefits Needline Food Pantry
By WestKyStar Staff
MAYFIELD, KY - Bargains from furniture and tools to housewares, toys and delicious home-baked treats await shoppers at the seventh annual community-wide yard and bake sale Saturday, Sept. 15. All proceeds will benefit the Mayfield-Graves County Needline and Food Pantry.
The sale, which starts at 7 am, will be held in the parking lot of the event sponsor, First Christian Church, 111 S. 9th St. In case of rain the sale will be held Sept. 22 at the same time and place.
Donations are still being taken and volunteer pricers, stockers and runners to help before and during the sale are needed. Contact First Christian Church, 247-2204, if you can volunteer or have items to donate.
Because of limited space, clothing is not being accepted.
Donations are tax deductible.There will be a mini furniture and electronics mart in the big white garage in back of the church. Furniture, electronics and large appliances and household items will be located there to make it easier for buyers to try out equipment and pick up large items the following week if necessary.
Last year the sale raised more than $8,000 for the Needline & Food Pantry that provides emergency food and help with utilities for local needy residents, according to event chairman Dr. Randel Gibson.
“With everyone’s help, we hope to do as well as last year,” Gibson said. “This is a community-wide event supported by many individuals from various churches, businesses and organizations. Hunger and poor nutrition are serious problems in Mayfield and Graves County and this money will assist the Needline and Food Pantry in helping the truly needy in our community.”
The Needline and Food Pantry serves about 350 families per month despite the fact that families generally can only receive emergency food help about every two months because of the lack of resources.
“We are excited about this event because it is our largest fund-raisers for the year,” said Jackie Herndon, Director of the Food Pantry and Needline. “We invite everyone to come out and make this sale a tremendous success.”
Leftovers from the sale will be donated to the JU Kevil Center and other local charities.