MACOMB — After a two year hiatus, the semi-annual rummage sale at First Presbyterian Church of Macomb will be held Friday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 400 East Carroll Street. Shoppers will use the Dudley Street entrance to go to the church basement. An elevator is available.
New pricing will be used. Beginning the first day, Friday, paper bags will be $5 and plastic tubs $2. On Saturday, bags will be $1 and $2.
A take-out lunch will be prepared and sold by Good Foods Collaborative on Friday from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. According to Zac Green, Good Foods Director, chicken salad sandwiches and a side will be offered.
The rummage sale is a long-standing tradition of the church. It began in the 1930s as a mission project which has continued to this day. The project is organized and run by the church’s Presbyterian Women. The sale offers good quality clothing and household items at low prices.
According to organizer Rose Elam, remnants from the sale will be given to area clothing centers and organizations.
First Presbyterian Church shares its building with a variety of businesses and organizations including CASA, Prairieland Barbershop chorus, and Good Food Collaborative. Its organ and piano are used by the American Guild of Organists and for private lessons. The church hosts one of the community’s Giving Gardens in its south yard.
First Presbyterian Church is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. A traditional church service is held from 10-11 a.m. Sundays. Services can also be viewed live on YouTube. The church's new pastor is Rev. Dr. Rene Whitaker.
For more information, call the church at 309-833-3333 or visit the church’s website www.firstpresmacomb.org
This article originally appeared on The McDonough County Voice: B-I-G Presbyterian rummage sale is back on Oct. 14-15 in Macomb