WAYNESBORO—Area residents can turn cast-offs into cash during Renfrew Institute’s 10th annual Recycle/Reuse Earth Day Yard Sale, the perfect place to find a buyer for the things you no longer want.


The community yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. during the institute’s Earth Celebration Day and Festival of Art event on the grounds of Renfrew Park in Waynesboro.


The event, which is a fundraiser for Renfrew Institute, is designed for sellers as well as bargain hunters. “The yard sale is a ‘win-win’ for those with items to sell and for buyers, and is perfectly aligned with Earth Celebration Day” said Tracy Holliday, event coordinator.  “Things you no longer need may be exactly what someone else is searching for.”


Individuals, families or groups can raise funds by renting a yard sale space to sell items. Spaces are $15 each, double spaces for $25 and triple spaces for $30. Each space accommodates an 8-foot table or two card tables. Sellers must bring their own tables.


In the spirit of recycling, several area groups are collecting items for re-use or proper disposal. The Lion’s Club will collect used eyeglasses, the Lioness Club will collect used cell phones in support of Women In Need, and Summitview Elementary School will collect used printer cartridges (no copy toner cartridges please).


Again this year, CFAR/Waynesboro Running organizers are collecting “gently used” running shoes to support the Waynesboro Area Middle School running club. Even worn-out athletic shoes are of value, as Barbara Layman and Steve Smith will collect them for recycling by Nike.


Early birds will find breakfast fare offered for purchase at the yard sale—fresh doughnuts donated by Krumpe’s Do-nuts, sticky buns donated by Hadley Farms Bakery, plus coffee, tea, cocoa and baked goods. A specialty hot dog will be offered, along with pita and hummus with veggies, “ploughman’s lunch” (rustic bread, cheese and an apple in bundled in a cloth napkin…no waste!), Frank’s Pizza, beverages and other tasty items, so shoppers and vendors can have breakfast or lunch in the park.


Renfrew Institute is not accepting yard sale items from the public. Pre-registration is preferred for vendors, but you may register upon arrival. No food or drink sales are permitted. Rain location is Waynesboro Area Middle School.


For more information and a registration form call the institute at 717-762-0373 or visit www.renfrewinstitute.org.


Underwriting support for this event provided by lead sponsor, Drs. Jerzy Kornilow O.D. & Alison Ridenour, O.D., Antietam EYE Associates, and by David Neterer, Sterling Financial Management, Hadley Farms Bakery, Dru’s Books & Things and Total Vac, and by Today’s Horizon Fund contributors, The Nora Roberts Foundation, APX Enclosures, Inc., and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support courtesy of Renfrew Museum and Park.