Habitat for Humanity garage sale a success

SMITHTON—ROTHWELL HEIGHTS

By ANNE KONCKI

neighborhoods@ColumbiaMissourian.com

The garage sale April 9 at Broadway Christian Church that benefited Habitat for Humanity was a success, said Dixie Fisher, secretary of the board for the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.

Fisher, who began the garage sale with her husband, Roger Fisher, in 1989, said she has seen the proceeds from the sale increase over the years. Fisher said this year’s sale went well, considering there was only one larger item, a big-screen TV set that sold for $150, among other “small items.”

Fisher also said all the leftover items were recycled or donated among 22 agencies.

Although Fisher said she was happy with the results of the sale, she noted that her favorite part was the camaraderie.

“It’s just the getting together and working for a Christian mission like Habitat and these agencies that we give these things to,” she said. “We always have a good time.”

Fisher said children’s bicycles sold very well this year, along with the “really good clothing.”

She said the volunteers see the sale not only as a moneymaking opportunity for Habitat, but as a community event. For this reason, volunteers marked clothing “very low” to begin with, Fisher said.

Although volunteers were not sure yet exactly how much money was raised, Fisher estimated it to be about $18,000, which would be a $1,000 increase from last year’s proceeds. Fisher said the sale, which made $1,800 its first year, has come a long way and has no plans to end anytime soon.

“It’s a real good feeling,” Fisher said.

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