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Attic Sale gives back to the community

COLUMBUS, GA - One local organization is making it easier for you to pinch pennies and give back to the community.

For almost 60 years, the Junior League of Columbus has been hosting an Attic Sale with everything from furniture to toys and even Christmas ornaments. 

Hundreds of people, like James Sutton, are ready for the bargains at this year's Attic Sale at the Columbus Civic Center.

"She looks for things like dishes and glassware things like that.  Me?  I go in the electronic department."

Sutton and his family have not missed an Attic Sale in 6 years.  His daughter, Courtney Lee, says it is a chance to bond as a family.

"[I like] spending time together and going through the same things and laughing and joking about things.  It brings us together," said Lee.

It is also about the deals like an Ethan Allen bed for $125, a treadmill for $30, a wedding dress for $100, clothes for $5 bucks, and more.

Ann Howard, the Chairman for the Attic Sale, explains these deals come as donations from others.

"A little bit of everyone cleaning out their attics, their closets, their garages."

Howard says it is a great chance for you to find bargains when money is tight, and all of the sale's proceeds go back to the community.

"We try and focus on children's issues in the community.  So, we sponsor a lot of volunteer hours as well as programs and projects within organizations focused on children," said Howard.

The Junior League hopes to raise $50,000 for that work.  Sutton says that makes his buckets of treasures even more satisfying.

The Attic Sale will be open at the Columbus Civic Center Saturday from 8:00 am to 3:00 PM.  Admission is $2 and with military ID it is $1. Junior League does not accept any checks.

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