Outreach center to hold yard sale

By Dean Palmer - Special to the News

The Pilot Mountain Outreach Center will host the second in a spring series of large-scale yard sales Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as it seeks to generate much needed funding.

The fundraiser will take place in and in front of the center’s thrift store, located at 317 East Highway 52 Bypass in Pilot Mountain. Proceeds from the day will benefit store operations as well as the center’s adjacent food bank.

According to center Co-Director Karen Caparolie, prices will be drastically reduced on the center’s large supply of budget-priced spring and summer clothing as well as toys, linens and a wide assortment of other items.

Morning shoppers will also have the opportunity to purchase from an assortment of breakfast biscuits as well as coffee and juice.

Volunteers are needed to help both with preparation and during the yard sale. Anyone who is interested in helping may stop by the thrift shop after 1 p.m. on Friday or may call the center anytime at 368-4907. If there is no answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned.

Caparolie noted that while the surrounding community has been extremely generous in donating items for the thrift store, the center has struggled in using the donations to generate enough funds for its day-to-day operations. At this time, she added, the center is running critically low on funding.

By Dean Palmer

Special to the News

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