Methodist church rummage sale Friday and Saturday |

Methodist church rummage sale Friday and Saturday

by Caryn Haller

Maggie Allen sorted through more than 30 boxes of donated books and DVDs Thursday in preparation for Carson Valley United Methodist Church’s annual rummage sale.

“I don’t think this is all of it,” she said. “People love their books and don’t know what to do with them, so this is a good way to recycle them. There’s something for everyone and a lot of it.”

The sale runs 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.

A dozen other volunteers helped organize bags of clothing and boxes of housewares, appliances, tools, electronics and jewelry.

“We’ve expanded into more rooms. The education room is all clothing and shoes. That’s a huge change for us,” office manager Len Frueh said. “We have a separate room for jewelry, crystal, silver and high-end housewares.”

The highlight of the sale Frueh said is a 2001 GEM electric car.

“It’s street legal and goes 25 miles per hour,” he said. “It’s very unique, cute as a button. Think energy conservation.”

Five registers will be open accepting credit, debit, local checks and cash.

“We’re encouraging people to come and take advantage of having treasures at reasonable prices,” Frueh said. “Items for sale are in good to great shape. We don’t sell anything we wouldn’t want to own ourselves.”

Hot dogs, nachos, sodas and baked goods will also be available for sale.

Donations are being accepted until Wednesday in the back of the church.

For more information, call 782-4600.