Cabin Fever yard sale ongoing in Stevensville
STEVENSVILLE - Dishes and games and books. Hot dogs and coffee and candy.
Sounds like the perfect remedy for wintertime cabin fever.
The Stevensville Community Club is holding its first-ever Cabin Fever yard sale this weekend and next. The event, in the club's hall, includes an indoor yard sale, meals and snacks.
The sale began Saturday and continues today, next Saturday and next Sunday. Saturday's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Sundays' are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Will Payton, an organizer, said the sale was going well Saturday morning. Thirty or 40 shoppers had visited before 10:30 a.m.
"Actually we had people here that were an hour early!" he said. So they let them in. "They were happy."
Sale items had been donated earlier and stored in the club's shed. "We normally have two penny socials a year," club Treasurer Gene Suszko explained. Members had planned a penny social for last month but postponed it. So instead, they had the Cabin Fever sale.
Money raised will support SCC activities, such as the children's Easter, Halloween and Christmas parties.
In the kitchen Saturday morning, the smell of coffee filled the air while cookies, green-sprinkled cupcakes and other goodies covered a table. The club is offering a Cabin Fever Value Meal for $3, which includes a hot dog, chips, dessert and beverage. Guests also may buy those items separately; for example, a hot dog alone for $1.25. Community members baked and donated desserts, and many other food items were donated, as well.
Area resident Joan Edsell was selling homemade treats - "Granny's Candies" - in the kitchen, too. Her end of the table held Easter candy eggs and lollipops (You have to see the little yellow chicks!), chocolate-covered cherries, pecan clusters, peppermint bark, brownies on a stick and more.
Saturday morning, the yard sale tables featured vases, baskets, mugs, dishes, a small space heater, a baseball helmet, purses, Christmas items. Bride figurines posed gracefully on one table; "Help Me, I'm Married!" declared words on a book cover across the room.
A small golfer's clock was decorated with a little bag of clubs and bucket of balls. "Ask Him Anything," advised the cover of an inspirational book.
The items were laid out neatly on more than a dozen tables. Shoppers could stroll the aisles, browsing or visiting with friends, with gentle music playing in the background.
Items in the yard sale are $1 unless marked otherwise.