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Donations and volunteers equals successful sale

Dear Editor,

The Chana School Foundation had their annual white elephant sale at the Oregon Coliseum this year on June 1 and 2 which was a great success.  

The foundation would like to thank Oregon City Hall for allowing the sale to be held at the Coliseum. 

Much was done by volunteers before the sale dates in the way of setup of the building, picking up items for the sale, and organizing table after table of things to be sold.

Folks also brought in their donated items the day before the sale.

Thanks to all those who donated items for this year’s benefit for the Chana School Museum. 

This fund raiser would not have been a success without the efforts of so many volunteers, who came and went for four days working an hour to several depending on what free time they had. 

A true thriving and warm community is filled with volunteer organizations and individuals who make the climate of the community like sunshine, all aglow.

Thanks to the Ogle County Life and the Oregon Republican Reporter, news got out to the citizens county wide to rally for this fundraiser. The event was well attended.

We are often asked what happens to items that do not sell.

Certain clothing items go to local nursing homes for the residents. LIfeline got the rest of the clothing at the end of the sale. 

This year a majority of leftovers went to Byron for a sale to benefit a church nursery school. 

Angel Treasures and Leydig also get items.  

We are always glad to help other not-for-profit organizations.

In addition, this year the Oregon Lions Club had their pancake breakfast on Saturday in the lower level of the Coliseum.  

We thank the Lions Club for being a part of our event.

The Chana School Foundation has only volunteers and runs on donations.  

It has been 20 years since the formation of the Chana School Foundation in order to save, move, and restore the old 1883 schoolhouse that was located in Chana. 

This August will mark the 20-year anniversary of the move of the old building. 

You too can be a volunteer! Call now 815-732-4714 to become a volunteer for the Chana School Museum or call another organization to become a member of a group who is community minded and gives back to area in which we live, go to school, and work.

Connie Stauffer


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