RACINE — The Racine Area Community Organization (RACO) has become known for their huge spring and fall yard sales at Star Mill Park in Racine.
Rain or shine, volunteers set up the three-day sales that benefit the RACO scholarship fund for graduating seniors of Southern Local High School.
In a show of support for students in their community, the Racine Area Community Organization, along with other community participants, presented more than $24,000 in scholarships to 2015 graduating seniors last spring. To date, a total of more than $200,000 has been given in scholarships since its founding in 1993.
The yard sales are among RACO’s most popular fundraising efforts, so it was decided to hold an indoor sale this winter.
Partnering with Racine American Legion Post 602, RACO is using the post home as a venue for their sale and Legion members are offering lunch and refreshments.
According to RACO member Dale Hart, people are looking for something to do in the winter.
“They can come to the sale and shop and get something good to eat from the folks at the American Legion,” he said.
More than 50 people were waiting in line outside the American Legion post well before the sales opening at 9 a.m. Thursday morning. Some came for the sale and others for the food. As the aroma of corn bread wafted from the kitchen, shoppers milled about, visiting with one another.
The sale will continue Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items not sold will be put into the spring sale. For information or to donate items to upcoming sales, contact Kathryn Hart at 740-949-2656.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155, Ext.2551