The 11th Junior Guild Annual Bargain Sale raised more than $11,000 on March 1 at the Farmers Market.

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The 11th Junior Guild Annual Bargain Sale raised more than $11,000 on March 1 at the Farmers Market.

Junior Guild Bargain Sale sets fundraising record

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Record crowds attended the 11th Junior Guild Annual Bargain Sale on March 1 at the Farmers Market.

More than 570 people attended this year’s fundraising sale. Record sales brought in more than $11,000, which will be funneled back into the Rocky Mount community.

“We had generous contributions of merchandise and many wonderful sponsors this year! We are truly appreciative of all the hard work and dedicated effort put into this project,” said Junior Guild Vice President Maxie McGlohon, chairwoman of this year’s event.

Each year, the funds raised are donated to four local nonprofit organizations on the Guild’s “community partners” list. In the 2013-14 year, those organizations are Tri County Industries, United Community Ministries, YMCA Outreach and the Nash Health Care Lymphedema Therapy Program.

“People were starting to line up to get in the building as early as 6 a.m,,” said Marlo Williams, co-chairwoman of the Junior Guild’s Fundraising Committee who helped organize this year’s event. “This is a great event for the community. We received a lot of positive feedback from those who attended.”

Items sold included gently-used items donated by Junior Guild members and friends of the Guild. These items included antiques, furniture, major appliances, home furnishings and everything else including the kitchen sink. The annual Bargain Sale is held every year on the first Saturday in March.

The Junior Guild of Rocky Mount is a civic organization comprised of women who live or work in the Rocky Mount area and are focused on serving the needs of our community through volunteerism. Founded in 1937, the Junior Guild of Rocky Mount’s purpose has always been to foster interest among its members in the social, economic, educational, cultural and civic conditions of the community and to make efficient their volunteer service.

For more information, contact jgrockymount@gmail.com or visit www.jgrockymount.org.