Wednesday , 20 June 2018

Good Bargains for a Great Cause: Shop MLA’s Community-Wide Fall Yard Sale on Sept. 21

MLAlogoincolorThe public is invited to snap up good bargains for a great cause from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the McKinney Ladies Association’s community-wide Fall Yard Sale.

The Fall Yard Sale is set for 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, rain or shine in the parking lot at Stonebridge United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Stonebridge Drive in McKinney.

Adults are asked to make a $1 donation to shop while kids accompanied by an adult can shop for free. Each of the 126 sellers paid $45 to take part in the highly popular sale, and all proceeds benefit college scholarships for the children of McKinney’s first responders. During MLA’s spring sale, the women’s group raised $5,000 for the scholarship fund.

MLA’s semiannual community-wide yard sales always draw hundreds of shoppers. Items up for sale on Sept. 21 include children’s clothing, adult’s clothing, toys, furniture, household items, strollers, bikes and much more.

“We love holding these sales because it gives the community the opportunity to pass along gently used items to others while benefitting the children of McKinney’s first responders,” says MLA President Becky Smeltzer. “We think it’s the best kind of recycling that there is.”

MLA Board member Connie Hollstein-Drexel has spearheaded the sale for the past several years and is excited about the response she’s had from those interested in selling items and shopping. The sale is staffed by volunteers – MLA members, supporters and friends. If you would like to volunteer, please click here.

“It’s going to be great,” Hollstein-Drexel says. “It’s always a fun morning because a lot of people from McKinney and beyond attend our yard sales, so it’s nice to reconnect with friends and make new ones. Our shoppers usually leave with armloads full of stuff – so we recommend that all shoppers remember to bring bags with them to make it easier to carry their purchases.”



About MLA:

The McKinney Ladies Association (MLA) is dedicated to supporting the children and families of our community through special events and fundraising efforts organized by MLA. For more information about MLA or to find out how to become a member of this exciting women’s organization, please visit Look for us on Facebook at “McKinney LadiesAssociation” and follow us on Twitter @McKinneyLadies.

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