A local helping organization has a good problem.
Too many people wanted to contribute to their upcoming garage sale.
They have worked to solve the problem.
Care to Share, a local helping organization for cancer patients and their families, is having two garage sales in the coming weeks.
“We have had many ask if they could add to our garage sale at 106 Washington when we posted it,” said Lavetta Simmons, secretary/treasurer of the group. “It was a full garage with the Marsh’s belongings. So, we have scheduled another one, and we invite anyone that would like to come to set up their own space to join us, and have their own sale and collect for their own sale, for a small donation to help cover rental expenses for the day.
Or, we will take your donations for Care To Share Cancer Support Group/The Sharing Bucket.”
The first garage sale is at 106 S. Washington, Fort Scott. Household items donated by Donnie and Barbara Marsh will be for sale.
The Marsh’s are Simmons in-laws who died recently.
“They were always involved with Care to Share,” Simmons said. “We’ve moved things into the garage, that the family is selling.”
The sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 27 from 8 a.m. to noon.
The Marsh garage doors open on the west side of the garage, in the alley.
“Miscellaneous items from Donnie and Barbara Marsh’s many years together, with their wishes to donate to Care To Share Cancer Support Group to fill The Sharing Bucket,” Simmons said.
The group is providing bags to fill with items, then you make an offer for the bag.
The second garage sale will be Saturday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at Buck Run Community Center, located just east of the Fort Scott Aquatic Center on Main Street.
For more information contact. Lavetta Simmons-620-224-8070.
The group has an office at the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas facility on South Horton Street. CHC donated to office space to Care to Share. Housed in the space are wigs, bras, books, Ensure products, walkers and other personal items for cancer patients. One can meet by appointment to see the items.