Beech Springs Baptist Church, located at 3942 Beech Springs Road in Quitman, LA will hold their annual rummage sale to benefit the St. Jude’s Research Hospital on Saturday, February 27th from 7:00am – 3:00pm in the church Fellowship Hall. Lots of assorted items for the home and clothes for everyone will be available.
What began as a simple way to raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital has turned into an annual ministry event for the local church. In 2012, Donny Horton, a life-long member of the church made the decision to run in the St. Jude Marathon. His fellow church members got behind the effort by organizing a rummage sale to raise funds to help him meet his pledged financial goal.
The rummage sale was so well received it became an annual event that is now entering it’s ninth year. Items are donated by church members, as well as, family and friends. Organized by Lisa Linton, the sale of items has not only made money each year for St. Jude’s but also various other ministries through the donation of any items that are not sold.
“We try to help as many as we can,” said Linton. “We routinely donate items to organizations like Rolling Hills Ministry, Teen Challenge, Hope House (ministry that helps the homeless in Shreveport) and Re Nest, which helps people transistion from off the street or shelters to a place they can call home.”
The hours spent preparing for the sale culminates into a day full of fun as the church welcomes anyone looking for a bargain or hidden treasure.
“We see the same people year after year. Most buy something or simply leave a donation because they believe in the mission of St. Jude’s,” continued Linton. “It is a fun time our mission minded congregation, who believes we serve God by serving others, always enjoys.”
To arrange to donate items contact: Lisa Linton at 318-259-3654.