Soroptimist Junktique sale set for April 5
August 28, 2008 · Updated 10:44 AM
MARYSVILLE Its become a tradition, said Marlene Likkel, one of several volunteer organizers of this years Soroptimist Junktique sale.
Still, Likkel wasnt sure just how long the womens service organization has been putting on the event which best might be described as a massive garage sale.
Likkel guessed the Junktique sales have been happening for at least between 12 and 15 years.
This years sale is set for
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 5, in the Jennings Memorial Park Barn, 6915 Armar Rd.
Likkel and others said Soroptimist members donate items for the sale, as well as collect items from friends and family.
It really is kind of like a glorified garage sale, Likkel said. We do try to find better quality stuff.
According to Soroptimist member Renee James, this years stuff includes furniture, housewares, toys and kitchenware, along with knickknacks and some collectibles.
For various reasons, the organization has decided to do away with the clothing sales theyve had in the past.
Featured along with the items for sale, are a raffle for three gift baskets and a bake sale.
Likkel described the Junktique as one of the Soroptimists bigger fundraisers for the year.
All of the money goes right back into the community, added James.
The service organization probably is best known for awarding college scholarships to Marysville students. They also help support the Marysville Food Bank and have been involved with community projects such as the bronze statue that now sits in Ebey Slough Park.
For more information or to donate items, call 360-653-1326 or 360-659-9163.