‘Junktique’ returns May 10

Marysville Soroptimists Carol Biegler and Marge Due sort through the goods they
Marysville Soroptimists Carol Biegler and Marge Due sort through the goods they'll be selling at their May 10 'Junktique.'
— image credit: Kirk Boxleitner

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville chapter of Soroptimist International hopes bargain shoppers will again help them support the community through their annual “Junktique” sale on Saturday, May 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jennings Park barns, located at 6915 Armar Rd. in Marysville.

“We made a net profit of about $5,000 on last year’s Junktique, and we want to beat that by at least $50 this year,” said Carol Biegler, as she and fellow Marysville Soroptimist Marge Due sorted through the storage garage that Harv Jubie had donated to them to house their donated gods prior to the sale.

“We’ve received three Royal Doulton Figurines, that are worth about $800,” Biegler said. “We’ve also got one of those vintage big Barbie dolls, plus a bunch of sportswear.”

“It’s amazing what people will part with,” Due said, as she held a Cabbage Patch doll. “We’ve gotten a lot of really nice kids’ toys this year, and more men’s items, so they’re not standing around twiddling their thumbs while the women shop.”

While the event is a glorified garage sale, Marysville Soroptimist members named it a “Junktique” to indicate the upscale quality of its goods, which include furniture and other gently used household items. The garage sale portion of “Junktique” is held in conjunction with a bake sale, and both fundraisers go toward the variety of projects that the Marysville chapter of Soroptimist International conducts on behalf of the community.

“We’ll have pies, cakes cookies and brownies, all homemade,” Due said.

Biegler emphasized that the Marysville Soroptimists keep “not one penny” of profit from those sales, whose monies are all reinvested in programs for women and girls,  while Due added that any unsold goods left over at the end of the Junktique are donated to the Marysville Goodwill.

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