If shedding unneeded clutter is your goal, then the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee “Dog Days of Summer” Indoor Yard Sale and Fundraiser is for you. As predictable in the dog days as bugs and hot weather, the annual yard sale is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6 (Labor Day weekend) at the Washington fire hall.
To hold the yard sale, the Dems need stuff to sell — the still-usable stuff that is cluttering your life. They will accept donations of practically everything but the kitchen sink. “We actually had a kitchen sink donated one year,” said RCDC President Ross O'Donoghue, “and we had a heck of time getting rid of it.”
The A to Z of the kinds of things they are looking for: art work, books, collectibles, costume jewelry, DVDs and CDs, electronics (but no computers and analog TVs, please), fabrics, furniture (except overstuffed chairs and sofas), holiday items, kitchenware, lamps, linens, pet equipment, picture frames, pottery and glassware, small appliances (nothing larger than a bread box), sports equipment, tools and hardware, toys, and other items — in good condition please!
Ross also said the group will not be accepting clothing for the sale, but clothing may be donated at any time to the Thrift Shop on the Washington fire hall grounds.
To donate, deliver items to the fire hall on Thursday and Friday (Sept. 3-4). If you cannot bring the items yourself, call Jan Makela (540454-0547) or Jim Blubaugh (540-675-2001) to arrange for pickup.