For many locals, a trip to the Turnover Sale at Maplewood's Morrow Memorial Church is a summer ritual. The sale was a Depression baby; the United Methodist Women first started selling gently-used goods some 76 years ago. Times have changed, but the community still seeks a place to give away used goods and find bargains galore.
Organizers Joyce Stibitz and Mary Auth begin sale planning during the cold months, then recruit dozens of volunteers to help set up, sort and sell donated items. (More are always welcome, they note.) The range of donations is broad; this year's Turnover features enough wicker furniture for several porches, stuffed animals of every possible species, and travel books to take readers around the world and back.
Proceeds benefit mission projects; leftover donations are given to a number of local charities.
Enjoy our behind-the-scenes photos and add your own. Patch would love to see you and your fabulous find from Turnover 2012.
Tues. July 3, 7pm - 9pm
Sat. July 7, 9am - Noon
Tues. July 10, 7pm - 9pm
Sat. July 14, 9am - Noon
Tues. July 17, 7pm - 9pm
Thurs. July 19, 9am - Noon
Lower Level: furniture, men's clothing, sporting goods, music, books, electrical appliances, luggage, linens, paintings, and a Christmas Shop.
Upper Level: women's clothing, shoes, boutique & vintage clothing, jewelry, antique items, kitchen items, and children's clothing & baby items.
The Tent: records, toys, puzzles and games - plus more furniture!