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10th Annual Rummage Mania

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

10th Annual Rummage Mania & Baked Goods

It’s time for Rummage Mania! New Hope Counseling Center is getting ready for the event of the year! You’ll find treasures galore as you walk the aisles. Table after table will be piled high with everything imaginable. The back room resembles a department store, filled with clothing and shoes in every size, style, and color. They have so much each year; they want everyone to know that new things will be put out every day.

This community event blesses everyone. Donating your unwanted items helps you clean out some clutter, and makes you feel good about giving to such a worthy cause. It helps not only the local mission work of New Hope, but the hundreds of customers that come to find needed items, or just something fun they might not otherwise be able to afford.

Among the treasures, you can sort through boxes of books, mounds of movies, piles of purses, and holiday decorations of all kinds. And for all you guys out there, they have some man cave stuff you’ll want to check out.

Loads of items get dropped off from the wonderful people of our local communities, helping to make this three day event the success it has become. This all started as a way to have a fundraiser that also helps and blesses the community, and it has grown every year. They keep it simple…you shop, you pick the price! There are no price tags, so you give what you want as a donation to New Hope. The annual event is held in the gym at First Baptist Church, 603 W State St, in Centerville. The doors open on Thursday, Sept 19th from 2:00 – 6:00 pm, then again on Friday, Sept 20th from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, and Saturday, Sept 21st from 7:30 am – Noon. There will be a Silent Auction for collectibles and higher value items, and fresh Baked Goods will also be available (baked goods are priced). A Special Silent Auction item this year is a donated 1990 Chrysler Lebaron red convertible with only 57,000 miles on it!

To make this a continued success, They Need Your Stuff, so it’s time once again to start sorting out those closets, garages, attics, and basements. They’re happy to receive anything you have. They ask only that items not be broken and any clothing given be neat and clean. Help to move large items will be available only if needed, on Monday, Sept 16th – by appointment so call ahead: 641-856-3326.

Because this event is intended to help and bless people, they ask that you be respectful of those who truly are in need when you come to shop. Please no gathering of items for re-sale. No early shoppers. They do reserve the right to limit the amount taken by each person so that everyone may have the same chance to benefit. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All proceeds from Rummage Mania go to support the local mission work of New Hope Counseling Center, providing Biblical Counseling free of charge, and to help support its other community outreaches: Hope Chest Thrift Store, Hope Pregnancy Center, Hope Loan Closet, and New Hope Prayer Center.

Drop Off Dates:

Mon., Sept 16th thru Wed., Sept 18th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Enter through the west doors of First Baptist Church

Rummage Mania Dates:

Thursday, Sept 19th 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday, Sept 20th 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday, Sept 21st 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

New items will be set out each day!

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