Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

February 24, 2014

Volunteers prepare for annual Trash and Treasure Sale

CROSSVILLE — By the time the Blue Barn opens its doors to the public for the much-anticipated annual Wharton Association Trash and Treasure Sale, over 40 volunteers will have logged more than 2,000 hours in preparation for this popular sale. With over 4,000 items, this year’s event promises to have great bargains for everyone. Sale hours are Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Trash and Treasure Sale is being held in the newly-expanded Blue Barn in Pleasant Hill. The Blue Barn is at 55 W. Lake Rd., just behind the new Wharton Homes on the corner of Main St. and W. Lake Rd. in Pleasant Hill. Plenty of parking is available. For further information or directions, call 277-5877.

This year’s sale boasts a large assortment of kitchenware, pre-tested small working appliances, lamps, stereos, TVs and other electronics, including a wide selection of computer monitors, hard drives, speakers and printers, furniture, linens, home and garden tools, office supplies, CDs and DVDs, paintings, prints, wall hangings and frames, curios and collectibles, craft and hobby items, luggage, toys and holiday decorations. There will even be some free items available.

According to volunteer sale worker Pat Cavanaugh, “Someone just starting out could set up housekeeping for less than $50.”

One repeat bargain shopper says she returns every year because, “You folks always have the best stuff and the prices are so reasonable!”

All proceeds from the Trash and Treasure Sale benefit the expanded mission of the Wharton Association, which strives to uphold the legacy of doctor and founder May Cravath Wharton. Through the association’s five sales every year, they are able to grant scholarships to area residents, address community needs for such things as food, home heating and electricity, and plan special events at both the assisted living and long-term care centers in Uplands Village, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Pleasant Hill. Sale co-chairs this year are Uplands Village residents Sid Nichols and Don Nelson.

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