For the second year in a row, Virginia Lake Elementary School at 925 N. Glenn Drive will be holding a garage sale to benefit programs currently in place as well as future offerings for students and their families.
“Due to the difficult financial times, we are trying to take some of the financial burden off of our families and bring the community into our fundraising efforts; our goal is to continue all of our programs we offer now and have the funds to start new ones,” said Julie Holdeman, PTA co-president.
The garage sale will be Saturday May 14 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Virginia Lake School parking lot on Rohlwing Road.
Community donations of gently used items in working condition will be accepted Friday May 13 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Items can be dropped off in the front of the school circular driveway off of Glenn Drive. Volunteers will be available to help unload cars and to provide donation receipts.
Acceptable donations include clothing, shoes and boots, small electronics, toys, games, books, movies, holiday and home decorations, and baby and sports items.
Televisions, computers and large furniture cannot be taken.
If it rains, the sale will move inside the elementary school off the Glenn Drive entrance. Items that are not sold will be donated to Purple Heart Charity. For more information, visit the PTA website at www.vlpta.org.
The Virginia Lake PTA sponsors a considerable amount of activities for students and their families such as the school picnic, Grandparent’s Day, a Fun Fair and the Family Fitness Fair. A Multicultural Festival is planned for the 2011-2012 school year.
A PTA-run website and monthly newsletter are also available to help parents keep up with everything going on at the school, as well as a calendar, school directory and yearbook.
In addition, a new book is given to each student in kindergarten through fourth grade as a birthday gift to promote literacy.
“One person’s discard is another person’s treasure, that is the motto of our Parent Teacher Association at Virginia Lake,” Holdeman said.