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Yard sale proceeds help 'Save the Truck'
by Zack Steen
Aug 15, 2017 | 1821 views | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Saving the fire truck, one fundraiser at a time.

The latest edition of the Daily Corinthian Yard Sale is set for next month as monies continue to be collected to save a historic 1920s fire engine.

Set for Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., booth space rental fees from the bi-annual event benefits the nonprofit Crossroads Museum’s efforts to build housing to display the 1924 American LaFrance pumper fire truck on loan to the museum from the City of Corinth.

“The Save the Fire Truck Campaign has been a focus of the museum for about three years,” said Cathy Wood, the museum’s board president. “We need more than $50,000 to complete the project, but our current goal is to raise $16,500 this year.”

When the museum reaches $16,500 goal in 2017, Visit Corinth will match the amount.

“At that point we will have reached the full amount needed to the build the display,” added Wood.

All proceeds from each $25 10x10 booth space at the yard sale will go to the fire truck fund. The museum will also sell Coke products and pizza and host a gift shop sale during the event with those funds benefiting the cause.

The Corinth Fire Department is also doing their fair share to help raise the funds.

Firefighters will be at the yard sale with Sparky the Fire Pup.

“Hammond Wrecker Service has also graciously agreed to bring the 1924 fire truck to the depot on yard sale,” said Wood. “That way folks can see why we are so passionate about raising money to save this fire truck.”

Items such as yard sale/junk items, clothing, furniture, glassware, antiques, toys, electronics, handcrafted items, baked goods, commercial products and independent consultant items are a sample of things which can be sold.

“There’s really no limit or restriction on what can be sold,” added Wood.

The Daily Corinthian is also including a free classified yard sale ad for each applicant. The 18-word ad should include items each applicant will have for sale during the Community Yard Sale. Ads will publish in the Daily Corinthian classified yard sale section on the Friday and Saturday prior to each sale date.

Wood said locals who do not wish to set up at the sale can donate items to the museum to sale at the event.

“Anyone who has items they would like to donate should call or come by the museum,” Wood said. “We really appreciate help from the community.”

Those interested can sign up online at crossroadsmuseum.com. Applications can also be picked up at the museum on Fillmore Street or the Daily Corinthian office on South Harper Road.

There is no registration deadline and day of signups are welcome.

Setup time is 6 to 7:30 a.m. the day of the sale. Take down begins at 2 p.m. Space is limited and sellers must bring their own tables, chairs and tents.

No electricity will be provided and generators are not allowed.

Booth rental fee is non-refundable. If postponed due to weather, a rain date will be announced.

Original plans to build a two-level platform to keep the fire truck have been altered to make the structure handicap accessible. The first level will be an enclosed, temperature-controlled display area to protect the fire engine from future deterioration.

The second level will be used as a viewing platform for visitors to watch or photograph passing trains.

The Daily Corinthian came on board as the presenting sponsor of the yard sale two years ago. The newspaper provides advertising support for the event.

(For more questions about the community yard sale, contact 662-287-3120.)
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