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Norquay Lutherans raise money at two-day tea, bake and rummage sale

By Marlene Jacquemart

            The Norquay Emmanuel Lutheran Church held another successful two-day tea, bake and rummage sale on October 27 and 28.

Thanks to the generosity of Norquay and surrounding areas, and for the endless days of help from various people, the church members were able to not only help people find a place to send their extra clothing, household items, toys, books, CDs and tools, they also were able to have a well-organized event.

Skates and hockey equipment do not seem to go so the church donated them to the Communiplex, according to organizers. Television sets do not sell either.

            Soup, sandwiches, cake and coffee were sold, as well as baking.

            This year alone, the Norquay Lutheran church women have donated $1,500 locally and more than $2,000 to several different charities, they said.

            The women spent many hours sorting, displaying articles and hanging up the clothing, they said. They try their best to display clean and neat clothing. Sometimes they have to throw out ripped or torn things.

            Even though many bags and boxes were sold, there was a ton of leftovers. Volunteers will take these items to various outlets such as Shelwyn House (household items only), Value Village, Salvation Army and Mackenzie Centre.

            The next sale will be in the spring towards the end of April.

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