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Rummage Sale set for Oct. 19-20

photoTwo volunteers help at the annual rummage sale, which will be held Oct.19-20 at Morven Park. Courtesy photo/Renee Brohard

The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital will be holding the 74th Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19-20 at Morven Park’s Equestrian Center.

After beginning the sale in 1938, the Ladies Board grossed $150. In 2011, sales grossed $154,542 and occupies more than 40,000 square feet at the Equestrian Center.

The Ladies Board has collected more than eight tractor trailers full of items for sale since they began accepting donations in February.

With more than 40,000 square feet of items up for sale, the bargain-shopping offers antiques, furniture, books, clothing, tools, yard and sports equipment, electrical and household items, designer labels, holiday decor, toys and linens.

A number of different buildings will be utilized at the event and this year will be the first that there will be a shuttle bus between the different buildings, which is sponsored by Summit Community Bank.

Those attending the Rummage Sale should enter Morven Park at the Tutt Lane entrance at 41793 Tutt Lane off Route 15.

The Ladies Board wants to warn motorists there may be traffic issues on Route 15 during the sale. People commuting or taking kids to school Oct. 19 need to allow for extra time to get to their destination.

Admission is free during regular sale hours, and the doors will open at 8 a.m. Oct. 19 for the “Early Bird Hour.”

Early Bird tickets are $5 per person and are needed for anyone 12 years or older to shop before 9 a.m.

Ticket proceeds benefit the Polly Clemens Nursery Fund, which is a Ladies Board project dedicated to providing for special needs at the Inova Loudoun Hospital Nursery.

Proceeds from the event benefit Ladies Board projects and nursing scholarships. The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote goodwill between the community and the hospital, and to raise funds for nursing education, patient services and special projects. The Ladies Board operates the Twice Is Nice thrift shop and the hospital gift shop.

In addition to shopping for items, patrons can also bid on gift certificates, jewelry, artwork and other treasures at the Silent Auction held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19.

Early Bird tickets are on sale now at Twice Is Nice thrift shop at 305 E. Market St., at The Gift Shop at Inova Loudoun Hospital at 44045 Riverside Parkway and the Black Shutter Antique Shop at 1 Loudoun St. SW.
For more information, call 703-771-2985 or visit ladiesboard.org.

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