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Lions garage sale is a lot of hard work | Opinion

June 18, 2014 · 4:16 PM

Each year, the Coupeville Lions Club gathers items for its annual garage sale.

And when you think garage sale, it’s not just a few items people are looking to get rid of.

Last year, the Lions had vehicles, boats — items galore.

This garage sale has garnered a reputation for treasure hunters and it has garnered a reputation for giving.

People donate items year-round to the Lions because ultimately that donation goes to a good cause.

This club fills barns full of items.

As the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, proceeds from the event go back into the Lions’ many charitable causes.

And those dollars stay locally.

The Lions Club motto is, “we serve.” And that’s what these Lions do.

They give back to the community in a variety of ways, from student scholarships to local donations.

This year, the club is providing scholarships to needy kids for summer swim lessons at the Camp Casey pool.

The club also provided important rescue equipment to keep those kids safe at the pool.

And while this event is only a two-day event, it takes days to prep, not including the months of collecting items.

Volunteers spend countless hours organizing and setting items up for the sale.

It isn’t a free-for-all. Items are carefully organized into sections and displayed accordingly.

The Coupeville Lions Club Garage Sale is an impressive feat by a lot of hardworking people who care about the community.

But they can’t serve their community without support.

So if you get a chance, stop by the garage sale next weekend at Coupeville Elementary and see if there’s a treasure you can’t live without.

And remember to thank the Lions for all that they do.


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