July 12, 2013
The Wenatchee YWCA has been a part of the valley for almost 60 years. Each summer they host a slew of yard and estate sales, with all the revenue going towards funding their outreach and care services. This summer, however, they are currently throwing their first ever Salapalooza.
You'll find clothing, furniture, books, televisions, puzzles and games, jewelry, glassware. Even old floppy disks and VHS tapes. They have everything, including a kitchen sink.
Executive director of Wenatchee’s YWCA, Jenny Pratt, agrees you can find anything, odd, antique or otherwise.
This is the first time the YWCA has put on a week-long sale. They have large fundraising lot sales such as this fairly regularly, Pratt said, at least 3 during the summer.
People donate items to the Wenatchee YWCA year-round, which are then sold at lot and estate sales. All the revenue from these various donation sales, including Salapalooza, benefits the YWCA. Pratt said it’s a great way to recycle, but more importantly to raise funds for their many services. A rotating team of about 15 volunteers run the sale, along with a few YWCA staff members.
Pratt said there will be some serious mark-downs and sales this weekend to get the last of the items out of the parking lot and into peoples homes, all for the benefit of getting people that don’t have homes into one.