Bargain hunt is on

SAHS Music Department rummage sale stocks up

OAK PARK HEIGHTS — It’s back and as big as ever.

The Stillwater Area High School Music Department holds its annual one day super rummage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the high school.

Since 2005, music specialists, students and parent volunteers collaborate to make it easy to both donate and shop. Two of the high school’s gyms were filled to capacity last year with clothing, books, linens, kitchen wares, sporting goods, toys and other items and organizers expect more fantastic vintage items this year.

If you have quality clean, gently used items that you would like to donate, bring them to the SAHS gym at 5701 Stillwater Boulevard North in Oak Park Heights from 1 to 7 p.,m. Oct. 11. Signs will guide donors to the gym drop-off location and music department student volunteers will unload curbside and provide a receipt. Sale organizers cannot accept donations of large furniture, electronics, televisions, large appliances, large exercise equipment, undergarments, bathing suits, helmets, cribs, car seats and highchairs.

Shoppers should come early Oct. 12 for the best selection. The Super Rummage Sale is open to the public with an entrance fee of $3 for adults and free to children under 18.

Budget cuts are the primary reason that the highly regarded SAHS music program needs to raise funds. Rummage sale proceeds are divided equally among the three areas of the music department. The choir’s money is used every year as an operating budget, primarily for purchasing new sheet music. In past years, the band and orchestra portions have gone towards funding tours and purchasing instruments.

For more information regarding the fate of the music department visit Save the Music at Stillwater Area Schools on YouTube.

If you’re unable to attend the event, the music department is working in conjunction with The Partnership Plan to collect direct donations to the music program. Please visit The Partnership Plan at and follow the Donate Online link to direct money to the category SAHS music rummage sale. Monetary donations are possible by sending a check to The Partnership Plan, P.O. Box 582, Stillwater, MN 55082. Please indicate “Music Rummage Sale” in the memo line.
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