News

Soroptimist ‘Junktique’ draws in shoppers

From left, Mary Jane Miller and Lynne Brammer, of the Marysville chapter of Soroptimist International, sell “home baked goodies” to Autumn Grimm during the April 4 “Junktique” sale at the Jennings Park barn.   - Kirk Boxleitner
From left, Mary Jane Miller and Lynne Brammer, of the Marysville chapter of Soroptimist International, sell “home baked goodies” to Autumn Grimm during the April 4 “Junktique” sale at the Jennings Park barn.
— image credit: Kirk Boxleitner

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville chapter of Soroptimist International attracted more than 200 shoppers to their annual “Junktique” sale, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jennings Park barn, on behalf of their work in support of the community.

“Junktique” Co-Chair Alice Demmig noted that the gently used household items sold included toys, dishes, jewelry, bedding, bicycles, chairs, couches and two sets of sofas and added that even before their raffle and bake sale were factored in, “This sale has done well, especially on small items.” Fellow Co-Chair Marlene Likkel clarified that while the event is a “glorified garage sale,” it’s named “Junktique” to indicate the upscale quality of its goods.

Demmig explained all proceeds from the sale would be reinvested in the community, through donations to groups including the Marysville Library, the Marysville Community Food Bank, Relay For Life, after-school programs, domestic violence awareness and prevention organizations, and scholarships to aid adult women reentering the work force after extended absences. The Marysville Soroptimist chapter also supports vocational education programs and scholarships for local high school boys and girls.

“We’re proud that the money we raise stays local to Marysville,” Demmig said.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Aug 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.