Alma Community Outreach will hold its annual yard sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Farmers Market in downtown Alma.
About 20 tables of items donated throughout the year to the outreach center will be set up for purchase at the yard sale, said Ed Thicksten with Alma Community Outreach.
For sale will be clothing, household items, knick-knacks, homemade items and more, all priced affordably, Thicksten said. The yard sale will be open Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We’ll have anything from teapots to television sets,” Thicksten said. “They were all donated, so even if it’s $1 that’s 100 percent profit for the outreach center.”
This is the third year for the event, which grew considerably in its second year, Thicksten said. A large crowd is expected to attend this weekend, he said.
Also during the sale, barbecue and hamburger meals will be available with a donation suggested. All proceeds from the sale of donated items and meals will go to the outreach center, Thicksten said.
Thicksten said the sale is one of the outreach’s biggest fundraisers for the year. Last year the sale brought in between $2,500 and $3,000, he said.
Alma Community Outreach has a budget of about $100,000, Thicksten said. It has no paid staff and operates solely on donations of food and money from local sources, he said.
A faith-based program supported by 17 area churches, the outreach provides food boxes to needy residents from the eastern side of Crawford County every two weeks and serves about 1,500 families every month.
Items can be donated for the yard sale up to and during the sale, Thicksten said.
To donate to the outreach, contact Justin Cripps at (479) 806-4973.