First Posted: 4/9/2014
The Waverly Elementary School cafeteria and gym was turned into a rummage sale April 5. The annual event, run by the PTO,raised money for playground equipment for the school.
Donations for the rummage sale came from the student’s familiesthe community. The items included children’s toys, games, puzzles, clothing, shoes, household items, furniture, holiday items, books, baby items and sports equipment. Everything was collected several weeks before the sale.
“The students help out by unpacking the items, tagging them with a price and setting the items on tables,” PTO President Rachel Gilbert said. “They do community services projects throughout the year and this one is the largest.”
The sale ran from 8 a.m. to noon.
“It has been very busy,” parent Terri Policare said. “There were a lot of people here even before we opened.”
Seven-year-old Sophia Policare pitched in where she could.
“I helped bag people’s items and gave them a receipt marked paid,” the first-grader said. “I like helping a lot and had fun. It will be cool to have the new playground equipment.”
Second grader, Hayley Smeralldi, was busy spent part of her day placing books on tables and helping with pricing.
“I like raising funds for the school and I had fun,” the eight-year-old said.
“I have never been to this sale before but this is one of the first big sales of the season,” shopper Mary Truitt said.
Truitt has four children and five grandchildren and “there are plenty of people to shop for.” She found some picture frames, plastic containers and photo paper.
Parent volunteer, Dave Osterhout, was busy loading cars and helping out where ever he was needed.
“This is a great cause,” he said. “It is great for the PTO to get things for the children and teachers what they need.”
Any items not sold was donated to Goodwill and Saint Joseph’s Center.