BRGNS to hold annual rummage sale

LUDLOW, Vt. – Black River Good Neighbor Services will hold its annual Fall Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm, 611 Route 103 South in Ludlow on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The sale includes clothing of all sorts, shoes, sporting goods, housewares, linens, furniture, books, a Christmas shop, a boutique, a bake sale, and more.

Proceeds from this sale benefit BRGNS’s food and financial assistance programs. “We put our earnings right back into the community,” said Audrey Bridge, executive director of BRGNS.

According to the Vermont Foodbank, Vermont has the fifth largest gap between average wages and average cost for a two-bedroom apartment in our country. That means families with low incomes face challenging tradeoffs and food is often where the family budget gets trimmed. Of the 153,000 Vermonters who use food shelves or meal sites, 72 percent purchase cheaper, less nutritious food in order to afford rent, health care, and other life necessities. “The greater Ludlow area demonstrates these realities particularly well,” said Bridge.

The funds raised will help cover the cost of utilities, heating fuel, food, and rent for qualified individuals and families in Ludlow, Mt. Holly, Belmont, Cavendish, Proctorsville, and Plymouth.

Please mark your calendar and come explore the many unique bargains. Donations of any excess produce from your garden or any baked goods would be appreciated.

For further details please contact Audrey at the Black River Good Neighbor Services Thrift Store, 37B Main Street, 802-228-3663, or BRGNS@gmail.com.

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