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Museum 'Great Garage Sale' is Nov. 8-10

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Whether one is looking for a hidden treasure or just hunting for some good bargains, the 13th Annual Great Garage and Bake Sale at the Plymouth County Historical Museum might have it.

The sale is held in the museum's "Old Central" Gym.

Entrance will be at the doors on the south side of the museum on Fourth Street Southwest.

The three-day event begins with a "Sneak Preview" Thursday starting at 5 p.m. Admission to this special viewing will be $5.

Doors will remain open until 8 p.m.

The remaining days of the Great Garage Sale will have free admission. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

In addition to the garage sale in the gym, the event includes a bake sale in the gym lobby and a concession stand.

Julie Leaverton, is chairwoman of this year's sale in cooperation with other museum volunteers. She has chaired the event for the last five years.

"Donations have been very good this year," said Leaverton. "We've been more than busy."

Leaverton says she works on the garage sale project throughout the year.

That means sorting through the donations, getting rid of unusable items and grouping items together for the sale.

"We price everything then, too, and that helps," said Leaverton.

One of the larger items on this year's sale is a Kimball piano, Leaverton said.

There are also a lot of Christmas decorations, candles and even quite a bit of furniture, she said.

Volunteers are an important part of the event, too, according to Leaverton.

"We'll have about 25 volunteers help throughout the sale," said Leaverton. They will be clerking and rearranging items on the sale tables.

What's Leaverton's favorite part of the Great Garage Sale?

"I guess just watching everyone find their treasures," she said.

Proceeds from the the garage sale and bake sale go to help the museum board and staff preserve the history of Plymouth County, according to museum administrator Judy Bowman.

The museum is located at 335 First Ave. S.W. in Le Mars.

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