High quality items featured at the AJ Museum’s Fall Yard Sale

WEBSTER— Everyone loves a yard sale, right? There’s just something special about finding treasures among the tables.

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 this Friday, October 7, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

“I will be here until 1:00 p.m., but there is a possibility that we will extend our hours if need be,” noted Museum Curator Olive Ricketts. 

The sale will also take place on Saturday, October 8, once again beginning at 9:00 a.m., however a closing time has not yet been established.

“If the sign is out at the road, we’re here, and we’re ready to sell,” Rickets voiced.

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. 

“We have all new items for guests to check out,” Ricketts revealed. “We received five truckloads of new and gently used items from Repurpose for Paws, who recently closed their doors.”

Ricketts 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 had three or four families locally give, in addition to all that we received from Repurpose for Paws. 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, tools or clothes, the sale will offer something for every shopper.

“This year, one of our larger selections will be bedding. There are a lot of great comforters and bedspreads, so if you know someone in need of one, send them our direction,” Ricketts commented. “We also have a ton of really nice books for folks to check out, too.”

In addition, the sale will boast a large selection of movies, along with CDs, electric yard tools, including a trimmer and weed eater, toolboxes, kitchen items and a variety of crafting items such as yarn, material and quilt squares.

If seasonal decorations are something you’re on the hunt for, then look no further, as the Anna Jarvis Museum sale will offer various items to make your home look perfect for each season.

“There is really a great selection of items at this year’s sale,” Ricketts disclosed. “And everything is really nice quality. Come and start your Christmas shopping early!”

For those on the hunt for a specific item, a quick call to Ricketts at the Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum Office phone, at 304-265-5549, will let you know if you can expect to find it.

All money raised will be used for the upkeep of the historic birthplace home of Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day. According to Ricketts, this year’s sale will help put a fresh coat of paint on the museum.

“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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