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On Centre | Bald Eagle Area: Community yard sales offer savings, fundraising potential

It’s official. I’m graduating from Penn State this Saturday. This also means that the lease of my little State College apartment is set to expire soon. My girlfriend and I decided it’s time to shack up and we’ve been spending a lot of time looking for places to live.

We’ve also been spending some time speaking to family members about unwanted items and scouring thrift stores and flea markets for things to fill wherever we end up. Luckily for us, it’s a bit of a fortunate time for us to be seeking such items. It’s yard/garage sale season!

A community yard sale is scheduled in Runville for Friday and Saturday.

If you haven’t had a chance to get the road salt off of your vehicle from the long winter, you can take care of that and support a good cause at the Runville United Methodist Church on Saturday. The youth group there will be holding a car wash starting at 9 a.m. to help fund a mission trip next month.

Youth leader Mike Shaffer said 10 youths and 2 adults will travel to Oak Hill, W.Va. The group also traveled there last year and helped paint houses, remodel floors and do other work to help people living in the area.

“There’s a lot of poverty down there and the kids wanted to do it again this year,” Shaffer said.

A bake sale will also be held to benefit the trip, and yard sale items will be placed outside. Proceeds from items sold will fund other youth group activities, Shaffer said.

The week afterward, Milesburg will host the first of its semi-annual community yard sales on May 15 and 16. Residents can set items out by their homes. That event starts at 8 a.m. each day and lasts for as long as participants want to keep their items out, Paula Hall, borough manager, secretary and treasurer said. The event takes place rain or shine, she added.

Oh yeah, one more thing. We’re in the market for a toaster and toaster oven, so if anyone has one of each they’d like to part with, be sure to put it out for us.