There was just about everything but a white elephant up for sale on Saturday, May 12 as the Drumheller Rotary Club held their annual sale of second hand goods at the Greentree Mall.
"The initial rush through the door was as anticipated, but it didn't last as long this year," noted event organizer Delphine Viczko. "Things were a little slower, but we put ito account that farmers were still in the fields plus there was a lot of different events going on in town."
"We did really well: we made almost $13,000," she reported. "We had, of course, some leftovers and we did do the cart, at the end, for $10, so people took out a lot more stuff so we didn't have to haul it to the dump."
This year's White Elephant Sale total is almost $1,500 higher than 2017, when about $11,500 was raised for Rotary Club projects around the valley and beyond.
"We kept getting calls right up until late Friday night: can you still take, can we still drop? It was wonderful, Viczko beamed. "Each year we start out thinking ook, it looks a little bare and every year it turns out that there's just so much stuff that people gladly give you just to help out."
While it hasn't been formally confirmed, Viczko is confident the Rotary White Elephant Sale will be back again next year.