HYDE- The Animal Welfare Council of the Alleghenies will hold its inaugural fundraiser, a giant yard sale, Friday and Saturday at the Hyde Fire hall commencing at 8 a.m. both days and ending at 6 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.
The event is the pet project of AWC founding member Geremy Kephart, who calls her effort Angels for Animals of Clearfield County. Angels for Animals is a permanent committee of the AWC, which was formed last year and recently incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.
The project, an extension of Kephart’s personal work on behalf of animals, was adopted by the council as a way to implement a variety of projects, including providing proper shelter for animals in need. All proceeds from the yard sale are earmarked for Angels for Animals efforts.
“Gigantic is the only way to describe this sale. We have everything, a building full, plus baked goods. I hope everyone interested in the welfare of animals comes to browse, buy and support us,” Kephart noted.
A partial list of items for sale includes a motorcycle, appliances, color television, exercise equipment, office furniture, air conditioner, sporting equipment, bicycles, cargo car top carrier, toys, household items and clothing from infant to adult sizes, including maternity and men’s dress and casual.
More goods are being collected and sorted daily, she noted.
Joining Kephart as AWC founders are her husband, Tim Kephart of Morrisdale, who serves as president; Vice President John Kordish and Sue Kordish of Curwensville; and Secretary Val Swales, Treasurer Rick Hallstrom, Beth Hallstrom and Nina Davis, all of Clearfield.