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More than $7,000 raised at 2015 Classy Garage Sale

Svata Trossen
Special to the Bonanza

The ladies of the North Lake Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary would like to thank all the members of the community who supported this year's Classy Garage Sale on Saturday, June 13.

Since last year's sale was canceled, residents were excited to once again come to the hospital parking lot to seek new bargains and personal treasures.

Thanks to Jean Eick's reminders in her weekly Bonanza column, there was a good turnout.

Hundreds of hours of planning and preparation over several months went into putting on this fun event.

Karen Kuehnis and her committee are to be congratulated on a successful sale. They were able to find storage space in people's garages and homes, as well as in a donated storage unit.

They arranged pickups of the many donations of furniture and household items from generous residents, and displayed and priced the items just right!

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And of course, kudos and many thanks to all the hard working members (and even non member friends!) who set up, sold and cleaned up after the sale — it wouldn't have been a success without them!

Special thanks go to Lt. Jeff Clark of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, who arranged for extra patrols overnight Friday, and to the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District for setting up flood lights to help secure the merchandise. This was indeed a community collaboration event!

The hospital auxiliary garage sale has such an excellent reputation that seven independent vendors purchased a parking lot space to hold their own mini sales this year.

There was certainly a variety of new and used merchandise available to choose from, and this additional community participation and support is appreciated.

Saturday's sale grossed over $7,000, which will be used for scholarships for students entering the medical professions; for purchases of equipment for the Incline Village Community Hospital; emergency assistance with medical expenses; and this year, $1,000 toward the new Marine 9 rescue boat.

Again, thank you, Incline residents and friends, for supporting the hospital auxiliary with their mission to make our town a safe and healthy place to live.