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Club seeks trash, treasures for benefit

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The Bexley Activities Club is seeking donations of household goods and other items for its annual Trash and Treasures Sale, which will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N. Parkview Ave.

The event, part of the Labor Day Block Party, benefits the Bexley Senior Citizen program.

Donations will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25-29 at Jeffrey Mansion. Home-decorating items are among the most popular at the sale each year, said Mary Ellen DeLaney, senior citizen coordinator with the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department, who is organizing the event.

"We always like furniture because it brings in more money," she said. "A lot of the wall hangings, those seem to be a big hit."

Residents may also donate jewelry (authentic and costume), sports equipment, patio furniture, knickknacks, gardening tools, lawn mowers, kitchen appliances and electronics that are in working order.

The Bexley Activities Club also is looking for unique "eye-catchers," such as collectible dolls, for the silent auction component of the Trash and Treasures Sale. Items that have already been donated include an elaborate flower arrangement from local gift shop Avant Garden as well as a free consultation with two landscaping experts from Jeffrey Mansion, DeLaney said.

"They will provide expert ideas on how to design a garden in your yard," she said.

Due to limited space, the following items cannot be accepted: clothing, outdated monitors and computers, vinyl records and VCR tapes.

Residents who would like to drop off items before Aug. 25 or have items picked up can schedule an appointment.

"Any big items or things in their garages, we can pick them up," DeLaney said.

Monetary donations are accepted via checks made payable to Bexley Activities Club. For more information or to arrange for drop-off or pickup of items, call DeLaney at 614-559-4310.

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