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Cutting corners in Portage

2013-09-18T00:00:00Z Cutting corners in PortageRobin Wilkening Times Correspondent
September 18, 2013 12:00 am  • 

This economic recovery has been slow but sure, definitely more at a turtle’s pace rather than that of a hare. But we all know that it didn’t take overnight to undermine everything so we can’t repair it any faster.

With this in mind, I hear many people talking about where you can get the most bang for your buck these days. While it is still warm out and before the snow starts to blow, you got to get out there and see what kind of treasures you can find for your home and your family at a great price and help our community and beyond.

One of the biggest signs of spring and fall is the classic rummage sale. I’ve always heard one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I’ve never been a rummage sale shopper but I do have to admit that I’ve seen many a friend and family member come home with unbelievable buys that they’ve scoured the area for at local rummage sales.

I was also told that if you haven’t used it in 6 months, you should get rid of it. I have a few things like that laying around and when I do my fall closet cleaning every year. I’m the type to take it to the local Resale Shop or my church. For all of you that have that rummage sale fever, there is one starting tomorrow and continuing on Friday.

The United Methodist Women of the 1st United Methodist Church, 2537 McCool Road have readied all new items for sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 3 p.m. Friday. They never hold over items from sale to sale.

Also God knows that “when Methodists meet; Methodists eat,” which includes any guests and patrons of our church as well. There will be homemade bake sale items available for purchase made by many of the founding fathers and mothers families of our fair city. Lunch and dinner will be also be served on Thursday and lunch only on Friday. The menu includes homemade chicken and noodles (an old tried and true recipe), hotdogs, pop, coffee and dessert. Yummy, I can almost taste it just thinking about it.

Proceeds from this sale go to local and world-wide missions that include many in and around our city. The ladies are a big help with their funds in the “Feed My Lambs” program (also known as the backpack program) which feeds kids for the weekend from our public schools that otherwise would not have anything. It takes $200 to feed each child for the entire school year. For more info on “Feed My Lambs” or the sale, call (219) 762-1896.

This Sunday is also American Legion Post 502 Honor Guard’s annual Pork Chop Dinner. If you haven’t had this great dinner, let me tell you it is amazing. Succulent pork chops, potatoes, vegetable and a dinner roll round out a fantastic meal all for the low price of $10 per person. The dinner is from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Legion in South Haven. You can get carry-out or eat-in dining. There will be tip boards and prizes to tempt you as well if you decide to eat in. Don’t miss this great dinner to support a great organization.

Get out this weekend and start saving!

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