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Spruce up your home with items from the bargain fair

| September 10, 2014

COSHOCTON – For more than 75 years, the Coshocton Junior Woman’s Club has been raising money for the community by hosting a bargain fair. The club is more than 100 years old and has helped many community organizations throughout the years including Lifeline, Pregnancy Distress Center, and United Way, just to name a few.

This year’s sale will be Friday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8 – 11 a.m. in the Commercial Building at the fairgrounds. Saturday will be their bag sale and everything you can fit in a bag is $2.

The club currently has 91 members and includes active members, associate members, and honorary members. Last year, the sale brought in $6,200 to use throughout the community. In February of each year, the club places an ad in local newspapers and asks that those who are interested in receiving money send an application. A distribution committee will then decide where to donate the funds.

“We will have men’s clothing, women’s clothing, children’s clothing, jewelry, and purses,” said Christy Gauerki, president of the Coshocton Junior Woman’s Club. “There’s also a section called New and Nearly New where local businesses donate some items or someone in the club had an item they never used. Some antiques also sometimes slip through the door, dishes, toys, and basically anything you could possibly think of.”

The bargain fair is the only fundraiser the club has throughout the year. They also give money and toys to charity at Christmas time. The money given at Christmas time does not come from money raised at the bargain fair.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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