All students and parents were encouraged to lend a helping hand. People come every year to discover unique finds and buy hidden treasures for an amazingly low price.
The sale starts at eight in the morning and goes to two in the afternoon. There is an early bird session from 7 A.M. to 8 A.M. for the people who are willing to pay a ten dollar entrance fee instead of the normal two dollar fee to get first picks.
Many people had heard of the Rummage Sale and have been going for years.
“I’m going out of town this year, it will be the first year I’ve missed the Rummage Sale,” said Walnut Creek resident Mary Tavish. “It’s too bad I really enjoy going.”
Almost all of the businesses that were asked to help advertise were more than willing to hang posters and spread the word, including Sports Basement and Five Little Monkeys.
The day before the sale, volunteers were asked to come help ready the gym. Many sophomores, parents and teachers came to help move all the items into the Las Lomas gym.
“We had great stuff and we had a lot of great helpers and we had a great turnout,” said O’Donnell.
Many participants feel like the Rummage Sale is much more than an oversized garage sale.
Instead, many believe that it is an event that really brings together the sophomore class.
“The Rummage Sale was so fantastic,” said sophomore Sammy Kessler. “It brought a lot of us together in a way I never thought it could.”
From taking in donations every Saturday for weeks before, to setting up the gym and then disposing what was left of the sale, the Rummage Sale required a lot of teamwork and hard work.
According to Las Lomas sophomore parent Sara O’Donnell, the Rummage Sale is worth all of the work.
“It [the Rummage Sale] seemed to raise a lot of money, but was a lot of work,” said O’Donnell. “I think its worth it do again, bottomline.”