Bargain shoppers got a chance last weekend to scope out some deals while benefiting the American Cancer Society.
The city of Harlem held its second annual Trash to Treasures Market last Saturday in the vacant lot next to Harlem United Methodist Church on Georgia Highway 78.
The fund-raising event is one of many the city is sponsoring to support the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
"You get to find a good deal while supporting a worthwhile cause," said Harlem City Councilman Craig Brooks.
So far, the city has raised more than $17,000 in other Relay for Life fund-raisers. The fund-raising goal the city set for itself is $30,000.
Last year, the city set a goal of $10,000 and raised more than $21,000.
"Relay for Life has been an ongoing effort for us. It gives the entire city an opportunity to participate in something that helps a lot of people," Brooks said.
Other upcoming fund-raisers include Movies for Kids at the Oliver Hardy Museum on April 9, an Elvis impersonator performing at Harlem High School on April 12, Bingo Night at BG's Restaurant on Apr. 16, a Jail and Bail fund-raiser April 22, and the Relay for Life walk April 25 and 26 at the high school.
For more information on upcoming Relay for Life fund-raisers, call 556-3448.
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