Columbia Countians got a double dose of charity yard sales Saturday.
American Legion Post 192 and Grovetown United Methodist Church held yard sales and cookouts to help raise money for charities.
The Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion held their bi-annual flea market and cookout to help raise money for their activities to assist veterans.
"We've been doing these twice a year for six or seven years and we use the money from it to support programs at the downtown and uptown (Veterans Hospitals)," said Miriam Stein, who headed up the fund-raising project. "We do it to help fund bingo night, fishing tournaments, a lot of other things."
Each yard sale featured items such as kitchenware, clothes, toys, appliances and more. They each also sold lunch plates, with the American Legion serving pork chop sandwiches with various side dishes, and Grovetown United Methodist Church serving a dish of slow-roasted barbecue chicken.
Mark Muller, 13, of Hephzibah,
checks out the toys at the
Grovetown United Methodist
Church Chicken-Que and Yard Sale.
Photo by Donnie Fetter
The church's semi-annual Chicken-Que has been a mainstay in Grovetown for more than 25 years.
"The Methodist system sponsors many missions," said Church Treasurer Mary Ann Navarro. "We use the money to support missionaries, sponsor pastor education programs and world help organizations."
The American Legion was expecting to raise around $500 with their fund-raiser, and Grovetown United Methodist Church set their goal for $3,000.
Each organization will play host to a similar event later this year.
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