- Name: infraternam meam
- Location: Chicago, United States
I am now at the prime of my life and have been married for the past 25 years. Sickly at times, but wants to see the elixir vita, so that I will be able to see my grandchildren from my two boys.
Saturday, August 09, 2008
The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church . Highland Park, Illinois.
Rummage sale for mens department.
Rummage sale for housewares.
Rummage sale for womens and shoes department.
Dear Auntie Patti Koh,
This first weekend in September, is always the annual summer rummage sale of our parish. This is a big event for the parish because plenty of people comes including those coming all the way from the city of Chicago and other outlying city. We are one of the biggest and the help of the police is needed to conduct and direct the traffic.
The place is at the gym of the parish and it is a huge place and the entire area is devoted to the items that has to be sold and dispose of. My family is in-charge of the men's wear and my wife is in-charge of women's shoes and hand bags and purses.
Surprising, people of all walks of life comes to this yearly rummage sale, because not all of the item that is on sale is dirty and used. Contrary to others way of thinking that rummage sale is always old clothes and smelly and dirty, this ones are not .
In the adjoining room of the gym are individual classrooms that are designated to hold and sell Women's High Fashion Clothes, there is a room devoted for Jewelries and Notions, there is a room for Computers and Nintendo and Electronic games, there is a room for Children Books, and Children Clothes, we also have a room for Books and Reading Materials. The entire parking lot at the back of the church is devoted to Furniture and other big items. Last year we have a running speed boat that was donated and sold by the church. This year we have car that is running and in good condition.We made good last year and hoping to top the earnings last year for this year's funding for the church.
One cannot imagine what people will donate to the church. There are complete sets of china for servings for 8 people. There are endless microwave and beddings, including kitchen stuffs that is still in the box with their tag prize on it that is beautiful and clean. Silver wares are tops. I bought last year some silver wares and it is very good condition.
And so Auntie Patti Koh, the time of this rummage sale comes again. Lots of parishioners have volunteered their time, including my entire family, almost every year to take care of the men's wear department and footwear for women's. I hope we make good profit this year. Our church needs more money to keep it going.