Folks at Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church in Chapel Hill and Barbee’s Chapel Baptist Church in Orange County are now collecting items for their bi-annual yard sale, a huge event set for Saturday, Aug. 13, on Binkley’s campus at 1712 Willow Drive, the corner of Fordham Boulevard and Willow Drive next to University Place.
Hours for the sale are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This cooperative effort began 24 years ago when the Rev. Linda Jordan, Binkley pastor, and Bishop Gene Hatley at Barbee’s Chapel came together to build a joint racial reconciliation ministry.
“We have held the joint yard sale 10 times,” said RuthAnn Ross of Binkley. “Both churches are represented in all aspects of the sale and the profits from the event are divided equally and given to recipients that each church selects. Three times the recipient of the profits was Habitat for Humanity where the two congregations work together to build homes locally.”
The upcoming sale is expected to fill 18 rooms at the church. It will feature clothing for men, women and children, furniture, jewelry, kitchen items, small electrical appliances, garden tools and plants; recreation equipment and books.
Recipients of the profits will be Eyes Ears Nose and Paws assistance-dog organization, Family Alliance and Esther House.
Anyone with items to donate should call the church office at 919-942-4964 for drop-off hours and other information.
The sale will not accept large appliances, shoes, mattresses, electronic items (computers, TVs, etc.) pianos and sofa beds. Donations should be in good condition and are tax deductible.