By Mary O’KEEFE
Bargain hunters started lining up early in the morning on May 30 for the Annual Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station Rummage Sale. CV sheriff volunteers and community officers Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales and Dep. Jesse Alcala worked for weeks to organize and prepare for the event.
“It was very successful,” Gonzales said. “It took [about] 400 volunteer hours to prepare and put on the sale.”
Those looking for bargains were not disappointed. Everything from clothes to electronics to furniture could be found filling the back parking lot of the station.
“We appreciate and thank all the citizens who donated their items. We could not have this event without [those] donations,” she added.
Gathering all those items, organizing and tagging them took time and a place was needed to store the items. That’s when Pete and Mike Smith, owners of Bob Smith Toyota, stepped in.
The Smiths are longtime supporters of the community, including the sheriff’s department, and donates space to hold and store items for a variety of events.
The rummage sale had traditionally been held in September but the organizers decided to move it to May to beat the heat. All proceeds help support the CV Station Volunteer Program and Station Fund.