2012-04-19 / Lifestyles

Historical Society collecting items for fundraiser sale

Shoppers will find treasures that make history at the Schoolcraft County Historical Society’s Trash to Treasure Sale. It’s set for Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Bear West Arena.

The sale is a fundraiser for the Historical Society. “We were one of the casualties in the county’s budget,” Historical Society President Vonciel LeDuc said. “The county board was forced to cut our support to $250 and we had to find a way to make up those lost funds.” The group previously received $1500 annually. “We really appreciate the Women’s Club stepping up to help us. The Historical Society serves a vital role in the quality of life here and in attracting tourists.”

The GFWC Manistique Women’s Club is assisting the historical society with preparations for the sale. Club women will be collecting items for the sale, organizing, pricing and staffing the sale. “It’s spring, at least according to the calendar,” Shirley Leitgeb, chair of the Women’s Club Special Events Committee. “Now’s the time to clean out those closets, cupboards, basements and garages. We all have things that we don’t use anymore, but someone could. Why not donate them to this great cause?”

Between now and the sale date, Historical Society and Women’s Club members will be collecting items for the sale. Special collection dates are scheduled for Saturdays, April 21, 28 and May 5 from 10 a.m. to 12-noon, Thursday, May 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Bear Arena. For additional information on how to donate call 341-5045 or 341-2863.

The group said they cannot accept clothing, shoes, old electronics, encyclopedias or text books for the sale.

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