by Lisa Tome
Curtis Cox is ready to help.
Cox, all six feet, six inches of him, and his fellow Boy Scouts are ready to load up your rummage sale bargains to help their scout troop.
A rummage sale, with proceeds benefiting Boy Scout Troop 92, is set for Saturday, March 21 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 1713 Liberty Grove Road, Colora.
Troop treasurer Sam Coale said that the proceeds from the sale will go into the troop's general fund. He also said it's the first time the troop has had a rummage sale fundraiser in more than 20 years.
There will be a broad range of items - housewares, baskets, Christmas items, cross stitch by Franie Linton, handmade items, Red Hat gear, patriotic items, clothes, toys, wall hangings, furniture, shoes, collectibles, garden items, handbags, fishing rods, and more. Coale said items will be priced to sell. Many items cost 25 cents, 50 cents, and one dollar.
There will also be a bake sale and a 50/50 raffle for which you need not be present to win.
Scout Matthew Saylor said he has helped his mother collect items for the sale. He is also working to spread the word about the event and is willing to carry items to buyer's cars.
Scout Matt Bernero is ready for the sale. "I'm looking forward to making a lot of sales. And I've been helping to gather things at home," said Bernero.
The scouts are also accepting donations of items for the sale. Anyone who has donations for pick up may call Sam and Linda Coale at 410-658-6200. Or take the donations to Mount Pleasant Church between 6-9 p.m. on Friday, March 20.