In the mood for ajumble?

The jumble sale is an event that harkens back to the English countryside of the 1800s. It is a sale of second-hand goods, usually by an institution such as a church, as a fundraising effort. Jumble sales in England have the reputation for being somewhat like a rugby scrum, as people jostle for bargains. In North America, the terms rummage sale refers to a similar kind of sale. Coventry Cross Episcopal Church has a heritage vested in England as it was named for Coventry Cathedral, which was bombed during World War II. A Tudor cross from the cathedral now has a prominent place in the church in Minden.

The Women's Guild of Coventry Cross Episcopal Church will hold a jumble sale on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16 at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of the church at 1631 Esmeralda Ave., Minden. Furniture, clothing, small appliances, tools, books and many bargains will be available. For information, or to donate, call Linda at 266-3520 or Colleen at 266-0062.


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