St. Mary's Yard Sale is gearing up for what is expected to be another banner year. On Tuesday, September 6, parishioners arrived at the Deer Park Clinic Vet Barn to begin the process of cleaning the stalls and setting up tables for the sale. Using an assembly line process, the saw horses which had been dismantled and stored away last year were reassembled and placed in their respective stalls. Then the plywood was distributed and the tables were formed. (These guys have it down to a science!) Normally, this process is scheduled for a period of two days, but with the amount of manpower that showed up, everything was clean and ready to receive donations by Tuesday afternoon!
The next day, Wednesday, the process of “intake" began and we started sorting the various donations: the housewares, the knickknacks, the hardware, linens, clothing, etc., placing each item in a bin and then taking it to its proper stall. Each stall has a crew who sorts through the items, prices them, and then merchandises them - arranging on tables or hanging on hangers
Of course, the workers got hungry and each day a different person or group volunteered to provide a communal meal. Someone has donated a wonderful large bell which rings loud and clear to call us to the meal!
By Thursday afternoon, September 15, everything was in place: the tents were up, the stalls were arranged and just about everything was priced. We were ready!
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St. Mary Presentation's "World Famous Yard Sale"
A Huge Success
Upcoming Parish Events
Oct. 28-29 Called & Gifted Workshop
Oct. 29 Pumpkin Pacer
Oct. 30 All Saints Party
Nov. 5 PREPARES Fall Baby Shower
Nov. 6 K of C Breakfast
Nov. 12 Salmon Dinner
Dec. 18 Christmas Play
Jan. 8 Blood Drive
*Fatherhood Group - Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays at 5:45 PM
*Men's Spirituality Group - Meets 1st & 3rd Fridays at 6:30 AM in the Hall.
*Altar Society - 2nd Tuesday @ 10 AM Sept-June.
*Knights of Columbus - 2nd Tuesday@ 6:30 Dinner, 7 PM Meeting Sept-May.
*Parishioners Helping Parishioners (PHP) - Meet 1st Monday at 9:30 am
Early Friday morning everyone assembled for breakfast goodies and hot coffee (thank you Cassie!). Just before 8 o’clock Fr. Kevin Oiland said a blessing and the gates were opened for the crowd waiting outside. To say it was intense is an understatement! People were so excited and many look forward to our sale every year.
We were able to help at least several people were needed "special pricing” on necessities. And then, when it was all over, we were able to donate needed items to the House of Charity and Goodwill Industries. So not only did your donations help people in the Deer Park area, but also were of benefit to those in the greater Spokane area as well.
Over 100 people participated in the preparation and setup of the barn stalls, pricing and maintaining of the different departments, cashiering, parking, carrying items out to customers’ cars, loading trucks, directing traffic and acting as security. Many ended up working with people from church whom they did not know that well. There were also quite a few new faces.
A sincere thank you to all who helped! In addition to charity, fellowship, and a witness to our faith, we also all had A LOT OF FUN!
Fr. Kevin Oiland: Pastor 509-276-2948
Eileen Hartzell: Secretary 509-276-2948
Perry Pearman: Deacon 509-447-4641
Cathy Chase: Religious Education Coordinator 509-879-0488
Saturday 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 AM
Monday NO MASS
Tuesday (Rosary at 8:30AM) 9:00 AM
Wednesday (Rosary at 8:30AM 9:00 AM
Thursday (Rosary at 8:30AM) 9:00 AM
Friday (Rosary at 8:30AM) 9:00 AM
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