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Five of the 10 MVSC rummage sale volunteers holding some sold artwork, in the newly decorated living room of the old ranch house. From left, they are: Judy Porep-Lullo, Janet Reihsen, Nancy Meyers, Dink Rife and Yvonne Ware.  Photo submitted

Virtual rummage sale a success for White Sulphur Springs

By John Lullo

Special to Plumas News

Thanks to a generous donation from a member of the MVSC, this Bucherer Swiss watch sold for $700. Photo submitted

The pandemic has posed some major challenges to the fundraising activities of the volunteers at White Sulphur Springs Ranch. The annual rummage sale, usually held on site, had to be replaced this year by a virtual rummage sale where all purchases were made online. The sale started on Sept. 5th and ended on the 12th. Buyers were directed to the sale via the website at www.WhiteSulphurSpringsRanch.com.

Ten volunteers organized and presented over 100 items in 5 different categories: art, lighting, furniture, jewelry and miscellaneous. There were 35 individual buyers and the proceeds exceeded $3,000. The most expensive item was a jeweled watch that sold for $700. There were many items that sold for only $5. The proceeds will allow at least some of the planned renovation to continue until better times arrive.

The Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council (MVSC) is in the midst of its annual membership drive. Go to the website or contact Janet Reihsen at 530-836-2495 if you would like to join in the restoration of the historic WSSR.




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