From furniture to books, toys to housewares, the CV Sheriff’s Station rummage sale has something for everyone.
By Mary O’KEEFE & ISAAC SIMS-FOSTER
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station is hosting its annual rummage sale at the station on Saturday, July 28 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be a variety of items for sale, all donated by community members and station supporters and volunteers. To anyone who has a closet that needs to be cleaned out: now is the time.
“We are still looking for donations and will accept them [through end of day] Thursday, July 26,” said Dep. Alex Covian, community service officer at the CV Station.
Donations can be brought to the CV Station or, for larger items, Covian said they are able to come by and pick them up.
The rummage sale is a fundraiser sponsored by the station volunteers. Proceeds benefit the CV Station by providing money for various volunteer activities during the year. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. volunteer program saves the department time and money by tapping into the talents of local community members. According to the LASD website, some of the programs offered include the clergy program in which clergy members in the community ride with the deputies and assist in dealing with human crisis. Front desk and clerical volunteers work with the public and station personnel to assist with filing reports and providing station services. Volunteers on patrol work in volunteer vehicles in a volunteer uniform assisting in the field as additional eyes and ears in the community. Mounted volunteers work alongside posse have ongoing training with their horses to provide safe and effective mounted observation patrol.
The total number of hours volunteers served throughout the entire LASD in 2017 was 364,520, which saved the department a total of $10,374,251. For the Crescenta Valley Station specifically, volunteers served 5,760 hours, which saved the station $163,929.
Saturday’s rummage sale will bring in a lot of customers from all over the area. They often line up early, waiting for the gates to open.
“And the prices are reasonable,” Covian said.
Each year the south parking lot at the station is transformed to a bargain hunters’ paradise. They’ll find tables lining the parking spaces that are full of treasures including toys, kitchen items and clothing. Several larger items, like furniture, bicycles and workout equipment, will also be for sale.
The CV Station is located at 4554 Briggs Ave. For more information contact the CV Sheriff’s Station at (818) 248-3464.