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Annual rummage sale nets BRGNS over $12,000

LUDLOW-The annual Black River Good Neighbor Services Spring Rummage Sale, held May 21-23 at Fletcher Farm, was raised over $12,000, a record for the non-profit organization, according to President Peter LaBelle

LaBelle said that "the pattern changed from previous sales with opening day remaining the strongest of the weekend but that Saturday and Sunday proved almost equally as strong. We are all amazed at the turnout considering the awful weather."

According to LaBelle, "There was a crowd waiting at the door on Friday and Saturday morning and every time the rain let up more people would surge in. We had folks from all over New England stopping by, and they were buying."

Audrey Bridge, managing director of the BRGNS Food Shelf and Thrift Shop, said "We have to thank everyone who volunteered, donated items, baked, shopped, or just came by to give moral support. We have the best volunteers along with a Board of Directors, all of whom worked endless hours to make this a success.".

LaBelle added, "special thank you recognition goes to Fletcher Farm for letting us use their building, Frank and Donna Dwyer who donated storage space for furniture donations throughout the year and Okemo Mountain Resort for lending us display racks for the Boutique".

All money raised is targeted for neighbors in need in Ludlow, Belmont, Cavendish, Proctorsville, Mt. Holly, and Plymouth.

The fall rummage sale dates are Sept. 23-25.

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