The 2012 Morrow Church United Methodist Women Turnover Sale ended Thursday, with buy one-get one specials and bag sales in nearly every department.
"I'm hot, tired and very, very happy," said Katrina Goffman of Millburn, as she hauled several large trash bags to her car. They contained children's clothing, which was priced at $10 for three grocery bags; linens priced at $4 per trash bag, and assorted boutique clothing, all buy one-get one free.
Goffman was hardly the only shopper cleaning up. Many items were a half-price when the morning began, and by the end, at noon, had been slashed to "pennies on the dollar" according to one volunteer.
The sale is a longtime local tradition for shoppers and volunteers sellers alike. This year, the sale was chaired by Mary Auth, Joyce Stibitz and Andrea Wren-Hardin. The three women call upon dozens of local volunteers, some church members, others willing helpers from the community.
Proceeds from the sale, which garners as much as $50,000 support mission projects, including support for the Bessie Green House in Newark. In addition, any unsold goods are donated to a wide variety of charities that put the items to use.