|Van Wert COA to hold its annual garage sale|
|Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:12 AM|
BY LINDSAY MCCOY
VAN WERT - The Van Wert County Council on Aging (COA) will be hosting their annual garage sale and bake sale beginning today through Saturday. The sale will also be held a second weekend, Aug. 1-3, in conjunction with the U.S. 127 garage sales.
“We have all new items this year donated by people within the Van Wert community,” said COA Executive Assistant Shellie Rhodes. “All items from last year’s sale sold, and we have a full warehouse again this year. We will also be getting new items in between the two weekend’s sales.”
Hours of operation will be Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - noon. Hours of operation for the Aug. 1-3 sale will be the same. Many great items will be available at these garage sales including furniture, home decor items, children’s toys, glassware and a variety of additional items.
“I encourage everyone to come out and support this non-profit organization as well as the many surrounding garage sales going on in the area during this two week period,” remarked Rhodes.
Proceeds will go towards the COA transportation program for rising fuel costs. This transportation program offers free transportation county-wide to those 60 years or older who need help getting to and from essential appointments such as medical, bank, laundromats, dental, lawyers, grocery stores, Senior Center and other social service agencies. Transportation is provided out-of-town within a 50-mile radius for medical appointments.
Transportation is also offered to those who are 55 or older with a disability. This service is funded by the Van Wert County United Way. For additional information on the transportation services or to set up a transportation appointment, call the COA at (419) 238-5011. It is recommended that clients schedule in-town appointments at least a week before the appointment’s scheduled date.
The Council on Aging is located at 220 Fox Road in Van Wert. The Council on Aging is partially funded by the Van Wert County Foundation and the United Way.