Mark Ross hopes a community yard sale is one way the Columbia County Exchange Club can help prevent child abuse.
"Our main goal is child abuse prevention," said Ross, the club's president. "That is our national goal and our local goal as well."
The Exchange Club organized a community yard sale to benefit Child Enrichment Inc./The Shelter & Advocacy Center for Abused Children.
The sale will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of The Sportsman's Link, 596 Bobby Jones Expressway.
"(We'll have) a little bit of everything. People are going to be selling furniture to children books to different odds and ends people have," Ross said. "The best part about it is that Goodwill and the Salvation Army trucks there for anybody that doesn't want to carry anything back home. They can be able to donate it right there after it is all said and done."
The vendors include Exchange Club members, Columbia County residents and a specialty children's book seller, Ross said.
Anyone is welcome to vendors' spaces, which are still available for $25 each. All proceeds go to the children's shelter, which will be involved in the event by selling some items donated items from the past year, Ross said.
"We're looking forward to it," he said. "It is the first time we are doing it, but we think it is a great time and a great thing to do."
Vendor registration forms are at Bobby Jones Ford on Wrightsboro Road, Trucks and More on Bobby Jones Expressway and Putt-Putt Golf and Games on Martinez Boulevard.
IF YOU GO:
WHAT: Exchange Club community yard sale to benefit abused children center
WHEN: Saturday, starts at 8 a.m.
WHERE: Parking lot of The Sportsman Link, 596 Bobby Jones Expressway
INFORMATION: Call the Exchange Club office at 855-7336.
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