By Mary Schantz
Every year the annual Wharton Association Trash and Treasure Sale in the Blue Barn grows in popularity — and in the thousands of quality items available. Hours are Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. The line will start forming about a half-hour before the doors open on Saturday. So it’s a good idea to coming early.
The sale is being held in the Blue Barn in Pleasant Hill, 55 W. Lake Rd. just behind the new Wharton Homes on the corner of E. Main St. and W. Lake Rd. in Pleasant Hill. For further information or directions, call 277-5877 or visit the Uplands Village website at www.uplandsvillage.com.
“All electronic equipment is pre-tested, and this year’s sale has a bumper crop of great TVs, sound systems, and computers and peripherals,” according to Bob Winkler, trash and treasure sale electronics department manager. Also available is a large assortment of furniture, kitchenware, linens, small working appliances, lamps, stereos, TVs and other electronics, home and garden tools, office supplies, CDs and DVDs, paintings, prints, wall hangings and frames, curios and collectibles, craft and hobby items, toys and holiday decorations.
Proceeds from the sale benefit the mission of the Wharton Association, which strives to uphold the legacy of doctor and founder, May Cravath Wharton. Through the association’s 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 retirement community in Pleasant Hill. Sale co-chairs this year are Uplands Village residents Sid Nichols and Don Nelson.