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Woman's club to host attic sale

Photo by Joe Bellacomo

Photo by Joe Bellacomo

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Albany's Woman's Club, just two-years shy of its 100th birthday, is getting ready to hold the group's annual rummage fundraising sale this weekend.

The sale begins at 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Hasan Temple Activities Building at 1822 Palmyra Road.

This weekend will mark the 34th year the Albany Woman's Club has held the attic sale, the organization's primary fundraiser.

"We make a good bit of money every year (from the fundraiser)," said JoAnne Lane, a member of the Albany Woman's Club. "I think it is great for all of us because (club members) get a chance to get rid of everything in our closets while giving people in Albany an opportunity to get items they might need for less."

The Albany Woman's Club works to benefit women's needs in the community, as well as educate women about other needs in Albany by volunteering with local organizations and performing activities such as planting trees and picking up trash.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Woman's Club, which donates money to local nonprofit organizations such as the Liberty House and provides academic and art scholarships to youth in the community.

The items available for sale at the event have all been collected by members of the club and will include jewelry, baked goods, kitchen items, plants, books and clothing.

For those who need a little energy while shopping, the Albany Woman's Club will also be providing a light lunch for $4.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Albany Woman's Club meets monthly and currently has about 100 active members who are divided into six departments -- arts, conservation, education, home life, international affairs and public affairs.