Ask an eclectic village like Yorklyn to clean out its attics and one might be surprised by the treasures uncovered.
Garden furniture? Antique luggage? Holiday decorations? Treasure hunters will be able to take home all of those second-hand items and much more at the second annual Yorklyn Yearly Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 12.
The sale, which is a fundraiser for the Center for the Creative Arts and will be held at the Yorklyn facility, will feature 34 tables, each rented by a local resident or community group looking to part with some possessions.
CCArts will also be selling items donated by residents, students and teachers, including paints, pottery and jewelry. The sale will also feature a quilt raffle, a make-your-own silkscreen t-shirt station, art demonstrations and a performance by the center’s newly-formed community band.
The sale started last year as a way for CCArts to provide more scholarships for needy students, said Sharon Gabor, program manager, and there is still great need this year.
CCArts has watched many of its grantors and funding sources dry up, she said, but last year’s yard sale helped 15 local students get into a summer arts camp.
While this year’s sale includes a lot more artists and crafters than last year, Gabor said there will still be plenty of secondhand items for sale, possibly including a collection of exercise equipment.
“We never really know what we’ll get,” she said.
Tables are still available for $20 and renters must register by June 10. CCArts is also collecting items – anything but clothing – before June 10, and residents can drop off their goods at the center, located at 410 Upper Snuff Mill Row, Yorklyn. For more information, call 302-239-2434 or visit www.ccarts.org.
By Adam Zewe