Must be mud season: Annual church yard sale begins Friday |

Must be mud season: Annual church yard sale begins Friday

Reid Armstrong
Tabernash, CO Colorado

TABERNASH – Lines will form at the door Friday, May 13, before the opening of the Church of Eternal Hills annual yard sale.

A favorite mud season pastime, the yard sale is a fundraiser for several local charities and youth missions.

A team of volunteers has spent nearly two months sorting through all the goods, which fill large rooms on two levels of the church.

Items will be accepted through 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.

Upstairs, tucked away among the tables of clothes and housewares, is a bag of solid brass cabinet handles. The 1968 “Ain’t it Awful Handbook for Housewives” features quips like, “Every time you find a perfect hairdresser, she gets pregnant and quits,” and a complete set of unopened High School Musical party supplies sits awaiting the right buyer.

Downstairs, a careful look through the stacks of books reveals several old volumes, including “The Story of Philosophy,” by Will Durant, Abbot Fay collection, c 1926; and “Tales from the Decameron of Giovanni Doccaccio” by E. Bachstrom c. 1930.

Among the toys, gear and camping equipment, there’s an Easy Bake oven, almost new Osprey Helios 20 backpack, a relic red metal Coleman gas lantern with a yellow glass globe, a Polaroid camera, a 10-inch bench saw, a music stand, an American Racer easy steering sled, a cast iron wood stove, a West J economy lot sign, size 9 almost new men’s Sorrel boots, a Roadmaster red metal trike and an electric stand-alone can opener with a padded cover.

The sale begins at 4 p.m. Friday and continues through 7 p.m.; and begins again Saturday at 9 a.m. with closing set for 2 p.m.

Reid Armstrong can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610