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Mountain View Church plant, trunk sale set for April 13

MARYSVILLE — The Mountain View Presbyterian Church will serve as the site for a two-in-one fundraising event designed to draw green thumbs and treasure hunters alike.

The public is invited to attend a plant and trunk sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at 5115 100th St. in Marysville. All proceeds will benefit work teams headed for Mexico and northern France this summer. The teams will be comprised of grade school through college-age students, plus some parents wishing to make those excursions into family projects.

The plant sale is scheduled to capitalize on what should be the perfect time of year to stock up on colorful outdoor perennials and annuals. House plants will also be available, including a variety of African violets. Shoppers can name their own prices in most cases, which event organizers hasten to add is an option the “Big Box” stores don’t offer, and each dollar will help support a dozen or more students on Mountain View’s high school and college team, as it builds a family home in a severely underserved community of Mazatlan. This project is in partnership with the international Youth With a Mission organization, whose website is at www.ywam.org.

The junk in one person’s trunk could be another person’s treasure at the trunk sale. For $25, individuals can secure a space to park their vehicle loaded with items — including household goods, clothing, toys, appliances and tools — that they want to sell for extra pocket money. Event organizers expect that shoppers are likely to find great deals, and promise that every $25 spent goes to help the family teams traveling to northern France to work with Bibles and Literature in French, whose website is at www.blfusa.org. Those families will be helping with the production and distribution of materials sent to Haiti, Africa, Madagascar and other predominately French-speaking regions worldwide.

In addition to this two-in-one event, youths and families will be raising additional support on their own.

For more information, you may contact Stephanie Clark at Mountain View by phone at 360-659-7777 or via email at stephanie@mtvpc.org.

 

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