Swap meet and indoor yard sale will be Dec. 1

Published 2:44 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A swap meet and indoor yard sale to benefit several charities in Chilton County is planned for Dec. 1 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center.

The event will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with concessions and various vendors throughout the community including makeup consultants, wreath makers, candles and a vendor who refurbishes bicycles from Montgomery selling the bicycles.

Charlotte Andrews and Lynda McAnelly decided to organize the event to benefit those in need for several organizations including Operation: Santa Claus and Through the Grace of God Ministries.

“There are just so many people out there who are in need and we thought it would be a good idea to organize an event to help them,” McAnelly said. “My son is the spokesperson for Operation: Santa Claus and we hope the community will come together to help out.”

Those wishing to help Through the Grace of God Ministries are asked to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation.

McAnelly said Santa Claus will be at the event for anyone wishing to have their photograph taken with him as well as the Chilton County Humane Society will have a booth for adoptions and donations.

“We will have a photographer donating her time to take the pictures,” McAnelly said. “The photos will be $5 and the proceeds from the pictures will go to Operation: Santa Claus.”

McAnelly said door prizes will also be available from different businesses throughout Chilton County.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Andrews at (334) 313-0264, McAnelly at (205) 955-2633.

“We hope everyone will come out, have fun and help a good cause,” McAnelly said.