By Isiah REYES
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Volunteer group from Crescenta Valley Station is having its annual rummage sale at Crescenta Valley Station on Sept. 13, where people can buy items that range from furniture and kids toys to antiques and electronics.
Ginger Honeycutt, treasurer of the volunteer fund, said the rummage sale started 14 years ago and that, in the first year, the profits were around $1,000.
“Through word of mouth and advertising, the event has grown each year, and we now expect between $4,000 and $5,000 in revenue,” Honeycutt said.
All the proceeds benefit the station volunteer fund that helps support many of the station community programs. But as the profits grew, so did the discussion on how to use funds raised not needed for volunteer expenses. It was decided that this year, the proceeds would be split. Half is going to the volunteer fund and the other half will go to the station fund, which is used to purchase copy machines, computers and more.
“Year after year it’s getting better,” Honeycutt said of the rummage sale. “And sometimes it is getting a little bit more than we can handle.”
Honeycutt said in past years people have shown up as early as 6 a.m. on the day of the rummage sale waiting for the gate to be opened.
Items not sold during the event are donated to a second hand store.
Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales said that aside from the main purpose of the event, which is to raise money for the station fund, the money is also used in their charitable giving.
The sale is from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Crescenta Valley Station is located on 4554 Briggs Ave. in La Crescenta.