Church promotes village through rummage sale

Published 10:00 am Thursday, May 26, 2011

SOUTH POINT — Throw up your garage doors and get to know your neighbors.

That’s what Tri-State Worship Center at The Point is asking the community to do next week for the second annual South Point community rummage sale.

The church, located at 901 Solida Road, organized the event last year, promoting the sale for the community residents so no one had to spend their own money on advertising.

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Terry Wagner, pastor of the church, said the goal of the rummage sale, and other events like it, is to impact South Point in a positive way.

“We’ve just always tried to have that in the forefront of our minds: What can we do to help this community?” he said.

Wagner’s wife, Vickie, said she was hoping the rummage sale would attract more people this year. Last year’s sale, she said, had poor weather, but those who did participate enjoyed the fellowship with their neighbors.

“It is something we want to do yearly,” Vickie said. “It brought people out of their houses. (It is a way to) find out if your neighbors have needs that you can help out with.”

TSWC is also offering space at the church for anyone that wants to set up a booth. The cost is $10 for eight feet of space. All the proceeds the church raises will go towards their building fund for an expansion project.

The church, Wagner said, has been growing to unexpected numbers since it relocated in September 2010 from its old location at what is now Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, to its current location in a former Grandview Outlet building.

“On Easter we decided to do two services to see what would happen,” he said. “And in the two services combined, we had 416. So we decided to go ahead and keep doing the two services.”

The current sanctuary only seats about 160 comfortably, he said.

Wagner also said fundraising is second to community building.

“I just hope that the rummage sale does exactly that, promotes some community building and we want the South Point community and surrounding area to know that we’re here and we’re here to stay.”

The South Point rummage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4. To reserve a space at the church, call 532-0231.