A two-day yard sale will be held Friday Aug. 11 and Saturday Aug. 12 at the War Memorial Building to raise funds for South Pasadena’s iconic self-built float. Items are needed for the sale and can be donated at the site three days prior.
By News Desk
More than $140,000 must be raised in order for the South Pas float to ride down Colorado Boulevard in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1. Funds pay for flowers, steel and supplies while all labor is volunteer. The float committee previously held a yard sale in May and a golf tournament in June as part of the year-long fundraising effort.
Steve Fillingham, South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee member and yard sale coordinator, said, “This second yard sale will give the community an additional opportunity to donate to the cause and to find many hidden treasures at bargain prices.”
On both days, Friday, Aug. 11, and Saturday Aug. 12, the sale will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The War Memorial Building is at 435 Fair Oaks Ave. Parking is available in the building’s parking lot and on Fair Oaks Avenue.
All sale items are donated by community members. Collectibles, tools, electronics, antiques, furniture, clothing, kitchen ware, jewelry, books, children’s toys and games, and many other treasures can be found at the sale. All are at a good price. After expenses, all proceeds go toward putting the float on Colorado Boulevard.
Clear Out Items and Donate to a Good Cause
Tax-deductible donations are accepted at the site:
Tuesday Aug. 8 4:00 to 6:00 pm Behind building in basement
Wednesday Aug. 9 4:00 to 8:00 pm In building (Fair Oaks Avenue)
Thursday Aug. 10 4:00 to 8:00 pm In building (Fair Oaks Avenue)
Volunteers are needed evenings prior to the sale and on Saturday following the sale. Service hours are available for students, scouts and others. To sign up to volunteer, contact Janet Benjamin at 818-800-2724 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To have large items picked up, contact Steve Fillingham at email@example.com . Large appliances, entertainment centers, sofas, mattresses and box springs cannot be accepted.
Summer Yard Sale Friday, August 11 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday August 12 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Location War Memorial Building 435 Fair Oaks Avenue South Pasadena
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