For years the sale was held at Mervyn’s 30,000 square-foot store in Cortana. The space at Walmart is 86,000 square feet and, from the looks of things, Inner Wheel won’t have a problem filling the space.
There’s furniture, collectibles, artwork, clothing, jewelry, house wares, appliances, books, china, bedding, lamps, toys, rugs, sporting goods and more.
All the brand new furnishings --furniture, accessories, appliances-- from a model home were recently donated to Inner Wheel for the sale. The new owners of the model home wanted their own furnishings instead.
Donations are still being accepted. Phone (225) 937-4137 for arrangements.
Volunteers are always welcome and their lunch is provided. To sign up, phone (225) 329-3243. Set-up is under way and the hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Sale hours are Friday, March 8, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, March 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
This year’s sale benefits Brave Heart for children in need, St. Vincent de Paul and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Other recipients have included the Regional Eye Bank and Salvation Army.
It began in 1988 with a Rotary garage sale for polio research. In 1990 Inner Wheel BR was formed with the blessing of national and international Inner Wheel. Since 1991 it has donated more than $1.47 million.
Kaye Carroll and Linda Montagnino are co-chairpersons of this year’s sale and Beverly Turner is the 2013 Inner Wheel president.
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