Anna Jarvis house to host annual yard sale

WEBSTER—Yard sales provide the perfect opportunity for guests to find previously-loved treasures among tables and racks of items, often putting money in the pockets of the seller. The money raised at an upcoming sale will be used for the upkeep and maintenance of a local landmark.

The Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum, located just outside of Grafton in Webster on Route 119 South, will be hosting their annual fall yard sale over the span of a week, on October 4-8. 

Be sure to pay them a visit on any day that week, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to check out their inventory, and find the perfect item, or items, to take home.

 “If the sign is out at the road, we’re here, and we’re ready to sell,” proclaimed Museum Curator Olive Ricketts.

She shared that many individuals and groups have made donations to this year’s sale, which she is hoping will be bigger and better than last year’s.

“I try to have a sale in spring and then again in the fall to help raise crucial funding for the museum, so we are hoping to have a good turn out this year,” Ricketts commented.

She revealed that there will be something for everyone at the sale, and that the money raised will be put directly back into the museum.

“Everyone has been very generous with donations this year. We have already taken truckloads of goodies to the park,” she disclosed. “All the items have been washed and cleaned thoroughly.”

Whether you’re looking for knickknacks, housewares, home essentials or clothes, the sale will offer something for every shopper.

Ricketts voiced that if someone is looking for something in particular, they can call her at 304-265-5549, and she will check to see if those items are available.

“We hope that everyone will come out to help support the museum and that they find something special to take home,” Ricketts imparted. “There truly will be something for everyone, and all of the money raised will go into keeping this historic landmark up and running for future generations to enjoy.”


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