The Friends of the Library program is having a garage sale Sept. 7 to raise money for a new electrical sign at the Sallisaw library.
The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Sallisaw High School Event Center, 200 W Creek, Carrol Copeland, the group’s president, said in an interview Thursday.
Proceeds from the sale will add to the $5,000 the Friends have already collected for the sign. The group has also placed donation bottles at various Sallisaw locations for people to give whatever they can, Copeland said.
Items available at the sale include a tiller, tools, glassware, tires and much more.
“It’s been a long process,” Copeland said when asked about the fundraising effort, adding that the group has also applied for grants to finance the project, which is estimated to cost about $20,000.
Copeland says the new sign will make it easier for Sallisaw residents to know what is coming up at the library, such as story times and other events.
Copeland also pointed out that when the Friends of the Library have their monthly meeting at the Mazzio’s restaurant on Kerr Boulevard, 10 percent of their food purchase will also go toward the sign.
The Cherokee Nation, State Farm Agent Shannon Vann and Sallisaw National Bank have donated to the fund, Copeland said.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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