Community rummage sale begins Saturday |

Community rummage sale begins Saturday

Daily Staff Report

The “granddaddy of all garage sales” begins this weekend at Minturn’s Maloit Park ” for the 40th year.

The Eagle Valley Community Fund Auction and Rummage Sale, a fundraiser for 65 local community service organizations, begins Saturday at 6:45 a.m. with an auction led by Jac Laman beginning at 8 a.m.

There are rooms filled with donated goods including a linen room, ski room, housewares, shoe room, small appliances, book room, toy room, rooms filled with clothing for infants, men and women, and a new room with brand new items for sale. There’s furniture, skis and snowboards ” almost anything you can think of, literally including the kitchen sink.

Organizers suggested the sale offers a chance for college students to inexpensively furnish an apartment or families to stock up on winter clothing, jackets and boots.

Because it’s the 40th anniversary of the sale, prices are being slashed in all departments, organizers said. The 50 cent room will be 40 cents an item during the first weekend, and on the second weekend shoppers can fill a garbage bag with goods from this room for 40 cents.

Sunday’s hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The following weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 28-29, everything will be half price or “let’s make a deal.”

To get there, take I-7- to the Minturn exit. Drive through Minturn and turn right at Maloit Park. The sale takes place across from Minturn Middle School. For more information call (970) 926-0577, (970) 827-9426 or (9970) 476-5701.

More activities for grownups and kids have been added to the schedule for third annual Evans Chaffee Construction Group Kickball Classic on Saturday.

The event at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion begins at 7 a.m. with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and will include activities for kids, barbecue lunch and the Those 3 Guys Band who will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. There also will be a drawing to give out prizes including a guitar, ski passes to Arapahoe Basin and golf passes for Beaver Creek.

Breakfast tickets are $4 for children, $6 for adults. The lunch, starting at 11 a.m., costs $6 each and also may be pre-purchased.

Twelve teams will compete for the 2004 Kickball Classic Championship in a double-elimination tournament. No more teams are being accepted at this time. To volunteer, call Phyllis Owens at (970) 845 – 0466.

All proceeds from the 2003 Kickball Classic will support First Descents, a free, seven-day kayak camp for young adults with cancer.

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