The Jojoba Hills SKP Resort’s 23rd annual Community Yard Sale was held Oct. 11-13 in Aguanga, featuring donations from resort residents.
Held the second weekend of October every year, the RV community’s annual sale was first devised and organized in 1996 by resort resident Gary Hagelbarger.
“All donations come from the park members,” Hagelbarger said.
This year the community sold clothes, jewelry, tools, electronics, sports equipment, collectibles, books, craft supplies, furniture, kitchen wares, linens, appliances, pet items, bicycles, TV accessories and more.
“We call this a community service, and the stuff left over goes to charitable organizations,” Hagelbarger said.
The sale also helps the local community by providing reasonably priced items for everyone attending, he said.
All proceeds from the sale benefit the resort members. The funds pay for things like live bands, catering and other extras for social gatherings at the resort. It also serves as a way for the residents of the park to recycle their cast-offs and unneeded items.
Volunteers do everything from cashiering, helping people with questions, parking vehicles, performing shuttle service, loading and tidying the items for sale that are sorted on tables and hanging from racks. Categories are organized into specific locations around the resort office in the same places year after year.
Hagelbarger said that he assigns volunteers to departments and certain jobs, delegating the chores for the weekend and preceding weeks. He said he was completely confident in his crew.
Over 500 vehicles came through the resort’s gates over the weekend.
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