BURTON, Mich. (WJRT) – A large tag sale is underneath manner with gadgets that had been as soon as close to and expensive to somebody’s coronary heart now being offered for a higher function.
It is taking place outdoors ELGA Credit score Union in Burton. It is so big that the arrange seems to be extra like a giant prime.
Beneath, there are two well-known ringmasters within the higher Flint neighborhood who’ve spent their lives serving to others.
It is mentioned one individual’s trash is one other’s treasure. Beneath 4 tents on Middle Highway, forged off clothes, used trinkets and gadgets discover new houses for a function a lot higher than income.
The proceeds assist Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee Counties present a neighborhood closet with hygiene merchandise, clothes and extra for individuals in want.
The group additionally runs meal applications, counseling, foster care and adoption companies for the neighborhood.
The annual sale outdoors ELGA Credit score Union is so large that it’s really referred to as the ginormous tent sale. It’s the brainchild of the credit score union’s former CEO, who has a coronary heart greater than the sale itself in relation to charity.
Karen Church really retired this 12 months, however that simply leaves her extra time for her true ardour — reaching out to assist these in want in the neighborhood.
One other latest retiree would not consider lacking this annual charity occasion. Vicky Shultz retired from Catholic Charities, however she is working to assist make a distinction.
With these two retiring, the way forward for the annual tent sale is unsure. However they’re spending this Labor Day weekend the place they’ve all the time been, guaranteeing this lovely legacy of giving again lives on for one more 12 months.
The tent sale runs all Labor Day weekend from 9 a.m. to six p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, together with midday to six p.m. on Sunday.