KAB yard sale proceeds to benefit environmental education program
by By LUCIE R. WILLSIE Associate Editor
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THE HISTORIC Fillauer Lake House was selected as the Business Beautification Award winner for September. From left are Joanna Maskew; Nancy Sellers; WW Johnson; Joyce Johnson; Rita Harbison; and Shari Horton. Banner photo, DONNA KAYLOR
THE HISTORIC Fillauer Lake House was selected as the Business Beautification Award winner for September. From left are Joanna Maskew; Nancy Sellers; WW Johnson; Joyce Johnson; Rita Harbison; and Shari Horton. Banner photo, DONNA KAYLOR
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The first Cleveland/Bradley Keep America Beautiful “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” Yard Sale will be held this coming Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Old American Uniform building near Ocoee Middle School.

“All proceeds go toward our Environmental Education Program,” said Joanne Maskew, KAB executive director. “It is vital for us to teach students and adults the importance of living in a clean and healthy environmental.”

Volunteer opportunities for the yard sale include collecting donated items, staffing the yard sale booths and working as a food server on the day of the event.

Volunteers are needed all three days — Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Donations of items will be accepted between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, as well as on Friday, at the Old American Uniform building.

All donations are tax deductible. A receipt will be given at the time the items are donated.

Donations sought include the following:

— Clothing (for all seasons), gently worn and clean

— Lingerie, scarves, hats, gloves, etc.

— Linens (table clothes, bedspreads, comforters, sleeping bags, curtains, sheet sets, blankets, pillows, placemats, towels, napkins, etc.)

— Home décor (frames of all sizes, lamps, pictures, lamp shades, etc.)

— Kitchen items (dishes, pots and pans, baking pans, glassware, plastic, mugs, tins, etc.)

— Infant and children’s items (clothes, blankets, bibs, socks, burp cloths, towel & etc.)

— Books, music and media (hard cover or paperback books, CDs, VHS tapes, albums, cassettes, magazines, etc.)

— Crafts, electronics, small appliances, office supplies, tools, luggage, holiday decorations, jewelry, beauty products, floral arrangements, toys, etc.

— Furniture (chairs, couch, tables, entertainment center, TV's, etc.)

Door prizes will be awarded. Food and beverages will be available at the event.

Money raised will help provide programs in KAB’s Great American Cleanup campaign, such as the planting of basil plants by pre-K through third graders; the designing of “garbage art” by fourth- and fifth- graders; the creation of rain-barrel art by middle school students; and essays by high school students about ecologically related subjects, such as acid rain’s harmful effects and how to reverse its damage; air pollution’s effects on human health; the effects of off-shore oil drilling; and the pros and cons of paper versus plastic grocery bags.

“Your support of the Keep America Beautiful program will help us continue our mission and expand our Environmental Education Program,” Maskew said.

For more information on any of these topics or to volunteer time and items for the upcoming yard sale, call Maskew at 559-3307 or email her at jmaskew@cityofclevelandtn.com.